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Glossop officer heads back to class to tackle online safety

Posted on 12th December 2013

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PC Gallagher with Mr Tickle from Saint Philip Howard Catholic School

Police headed back to class to chat to students about staying safe and online dangers.

An officer from Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team visited Saint Philip Howard Catholic School on Tuesday, December 10 to run hour-long sessions around online protection.

PC Julian Gallagher took centre stage in the Year 10 PSHE class to engage with the youngsters around issues such as sexual exploitation, cyber bulling and the consequences of shoplifting.

He said: “Visits like these are a great opportunity for us to work in partnership with schools and it was great to see such a positive response from the kids.

“We covered delicate issues such as sexual exploitation and cyber bulling as it is really important that we engage with the students about these topics.

“It helps to bring the topic to light by increasing awareness and gave the class the chance to chat in a safe environment and ask any questions.”

PC Gallagher will continue to visit the school throughout the week to run sessions and offer top tips and information for staying safe.

Julian also headed to Glossopdale Community School during their assembly on Tuesday morning (10th) to chat to the 11-16-year-olds around issues such as grooming and online dangers.

If you are interested in having police input into your school or youth group contact the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

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