Children learn to be safe in online world

St Louis Newmarket..internet safety day ANL-150217-163554001
St Louis Newmarket..internet safety day ANL-150217-163554001
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Pupils from Newmarket’s St Louis Catholic Academy have been learning how to be safe when using the internet.

They took part in Safer Internet Day on February 10, when the Fordham Road school joined hundreds of other 
organisations across the 
country in celebrating the day and promoting the safe and 
responsible use of technology.

The day is organised by the UK Safer Internet 
Centre in February of each year to promote the safe and responsible use of online 
technology and mobile 
phones for children and young people. It offered the opportunity to focus on both the creative 
and positive things that children and young people were doing online, as well as the role everyone can play to help 
create a better internet.

Academy deputy head teacher Nick Kerin, said, “Just as parents and teachers know it is vital to teach our children to keep themselves safe in the real world - when crossing busy roads for example - we also need to teach the children how to stay safe in the online world, educating them not only about the benefits of being a digital citizen but also about the potential dangers and how to keep themselves safe online.”