School internet safety

PUPILS in the Winscombe area are receiving advice on how to stay safe on the internet. Police Community Support Officer Emma Wright

PUPILS in the Winscombe area are receiving advice on how to stay safe on the internet.Police Community Support Officer Emma Wright, who has worked for Avon and Somerset Constabulary for four years, has been visiting schools to educate children and parents about how to turn knowledge of the internet into awareness of its dangers. She said: "I have been talking to year six pupils about the need to make sure they know who they are talking to on-line."We also hold parents' evenings to show them how to lock down their computers and how they can monitor what their children are accessing on the internet."We have found that the majority of children of year six age know an awful lot about computers."This is the first time the scheme, run in conjunction with the Child Protection and Online Exploitation (CEOP) Centre, has been used in village schools. PCSO Wright also holds 'stranger danger' sessions for reception class pupils at Sandford Primary School, Winscombe Woodborough Primary School and Sidcot School.

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