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Youngsters at St George's C of E Primary School in New Mills help police spread safer internet advice

Posted on 13th February 2018

Pupils at a primary school in New Mills have been helping to spread the safer internet message to younger children as part of a project with their local police.

PCSO Lee Baker of the High Peak Youth Engagement Team helped with the project and asked youngsters in Year 5 to come up with a way to teach younger children advice on staying safe online.

He returned on Safer Internet Day when the group presented to their younger peers around the issue of online safety, offered advice and answered questions on the topic.

The aim of the day, which took place on Tuesday, February 6, was to encourage safe and responsible use of the web, and to raise awareness about what you should do if things are not quite right.

PCSO Baker said: “This was a great opportunity for the Year Five pupils to do their own research into staying safe and the issues that younger people may face, and then put together advice and information that they thought would be relevant.

“It was also great for me to gauge their understanding, and identify any areas that they were not aware of and develop future internet safety advice around that.”

He added: “Those children doing the presentation were really enthusiastic and did a great job, where the younger pupils said they found it more interesting listening to their older peers than adults as they felt it was more relatable and trustworthy.”

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