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Tideswell PCSO heads back to class to talk road and cyber safety

Posted on 14th July 2016
PCSO Ian Phipps

A Safer Neighbourhood officer has gone back to class to talk all things road and cyber safety with youngsters in Tideswell and Litton.

PCSO Ian Phipps from the Tideswell, Litton, Baslow and Beeley beat visited both Bishop Pursglove Primary School in Tideswell and Litton CE Primary School on Friday, July 8.

PCSO Phipps chatted with pupils from Year 5 and 6 at Tideswell about all things e-safety. He covered a range of topics from thinking about what personal information people share on social media, to security settings, online bullying and where to go for further help and support.

PCSO Phipps then met with youngsters from Year 1 and 2 at Litton CE Primary School to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe when out and about, especially out near roads.

The children discussed a range of issues including distractions when walking near or crossing a road, such as being on a mobile phone or listening to music, stranger danger, telling parents where they will be, and staying with friends.

PCSO Ian Phipps said: “Visiting youngsters in local schools is a great way for us to get important messages across about staying safe when out and about and also online as children are becoming internet savvy at an earlier age.

“It is really important for us to encourage children of all ages to think about their safety and to teach them about the work we do to help keep their communities safe.”

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