Pupils ‘like’ safer internet event | Sevenoaks District Council

Pupils ‘like’ safer internet event

Published: Tuesday, 11th February 2020

Fifteen schools from across the District took part in Sevenoaks District Council’s Safer Internet Day event on 11 February 2020.

Organised by the Sevenoaks District Community Safety Partnership, the event took place at the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks.

This year’s Safer Internet Day theme was identity online, opening up conversations with young people on whether the internet allows them to experiment and express themselves.

The day consisted of hands on workshops covering staying safe online, safe gaming, protection from online grooming, protecting privacy and how avoid talking to strangers.

The event, delivered to 200 Year 5 and 6 pupils, complimented the schools’ Personal, Social, Health and Economic study.

Cllr Lesley Dyball, our Cabinet Member for People and Places, says: “We were delighted to join events up and down the country celebrating Safer Internet Day. The internet has transformed our lives for the better, but we know there are potential risks, especially for young people. But by working with schools and our partners, we are helping pupils to reduce online dangers. This is part of our wider commitment to help residents stay safe.”

To find out more about Safer Internet Day and staying safe online, visit www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day