Children stay safe on the web

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PUPILS were taken on a guided tour around cyber space to teach them about safety over the internet.

All the students at Carr Green Junior and Infant school in Rastrick were taught about the dangers of the internet by Calderdale’s Internet safety officer Trevor Harris.

The scheme was part of Safer Internet Day today which is based around the theme ‘It’s more than a game, it’s your life.

Safer Internet Day is observed every year in countries around the world. Its main goals are to promote safer and more responsible use of the Interent and mobile technology by children and teenagers and to raise awareness about online safety.

Children were given advice over the games they play on the internet.

They also looked at the risks involved when youngsters deliberately go virtual through an avatar or a nickname, as well as the risks involved when they project their real self onto virtual platforms like Facebook and YouTube.

Parents were also getting involved in the day as classes were held for them to set up safety restrictions on their home computers as well checking the age ratings of games their children are playing on.

*Do you think there is enough being done to protect children against the dangers of the internet? Write to the Brighouse Echo, 1 West Park Street, Brighouse, HD6 1JW or email stephen.firth@brighouseecho.co.uk