C4L & Cherries display their care for local community with internet safety drills

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AFC Bournemouth and C4L have teamed up to deliver a new innovative project, Connect with Care. The first session began on Friday 20th September at The Priory school in Christchurch where key stage 2 children took part in the internet Safety scheme.

Internet Safety Scheme Launch September

As an Internet Service Provider headquartered in Bournemouth, C4L are delighted to support the Connect with Care scheme which engages the pupils and reinforces the importance of taking sensible precautions to protect yourself whilst online.

The sessions began with a question and answer exercise led by the Community Sports Trust team and using their C4L pens, notepads and rulers the class noted what information they considered personal on a social networking site. The children then watched a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o8auwnJtqE and re-considered their previous answers. The internet safety session was then closed with a physical exercise where the selected ‘online strangers’ could catch them because of their personal information online.

The results proved to be successful, children stated they would make sure they had met everyone on their ‘friends/followers’ lists, ensure their profile was private and remove anything that could jeopardise their safety.

C4L and AFC Bournemouth Community Trust collaborated on an informational booklet which is given to the parents so that they can support their child on staying safe online.

Head of the Community Sports Trust Steve Cuss was encouraged by the initial sessions and is looking forward to visiting more schools in the coming weeks.

“We have had a really positive reaction from both pupils and teachers so far,” he said.

“It’s a subject which has only become an issue over the last few years, but it’s an important one and I think everyone appreciates guidance about what they can do to ensure they have maximum security when they’re online. I would like to thank C4L for working with us and helping the programme run to such a high standard.”

C4L CEO Simon Mewett was pleased to see the project under way and believes it will be a resounding success.

“As an Internet Service Provider headquartered in Bournemouth, C4L are delighted to support the Connect with Care scheme, the Community Sports Trust has developed a very impressive program which really engages the pupils and reinforces the importance of taking sensible precautions to protect yourself whilst online”

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