Children Learn How To Stay Safe Online
9 February 2011, 06:00
Nearly two hundred children from 30 different primary schools have been taught how to stay safe and be responsible online.
A big conference at the University Campus in Suffolk was held on Tuesday where kids from year's 5 and 6 were told how to use their mobile phones and websites such as Facebook and Myspace correctly and responsibly.
It's all part of Safer Internet Day 2011, which has been organised by the child protection charity- SAFEchild and supported by Suffolk Police, UCS and Suffolk NSPCC.
The children took part in fun activities that make them understand how important it is to use different websites correctly. At the end of the day, they all recieve a T shirt, goody bag and resource pack for their school as well as being declared a "SID Champion," a safer internet day champion.
It's hoped the children will then go back to school and home and pass the advice on and help their friends too.
One headteacher who was involved in the event told HEART:
"The school will certainly be getting the children together in assembly and be showing the other pupils what they've learnt at the conference."
He added that he thinks "it will really transform what the children believe and hopes that at lunchtime, in classes and at after school clubs, they'll talk about what they've learnt and new messages will come out of it."
It comes after concerns were raised yesterday about more and more kids sending flirty and revealing pictures of themselves to their boyfriends and girlfriends.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre made the warning yesterday saying it can lead to bullying or pictures ending up with the wrong people.