Stay safe on the web project expands

A GROUND breaking scheme to highlight the dangers of the internet to children is to be expanded to Nailsea and Wraxall. The project, to warn youngsters

A GROUND breaking scheme to highlight the dangers of the internet to children is to be expanded to Nailsea and Wraxall.The project, to warn youngsters of the perils of the internet and to provide tips, hints and advice on how to use it safely has been presented to more than 5,000 pupils in Portishead, Yatton and Backwell.The presentations, by PCSO Mel Downton and beat manager PC Andy Bibbings, were based on Child Exploitation and Online Protection Service's (CEOPS) guidance.PC Bibbings said: "More and more people are getting to hear about the courses and are asking for us to deliver the sessions to them. Parents are supportive because it puts their minds at rest and helps them to understand the pitfalls, while students are grateful to us exposing the potential risks and dangers."The presentation concentrates on the three main points of how fantastic the new technology is, how to stay safe on line and how to prevent becoming a victim and where people can go to sort things out."The new sessions are planned for Nailsea Comprehensive School and will start on May 2.Students at The Downs School, Wraxall, will also be given a presentation in June.


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