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.”