BACT Supports Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday, 9th February, Burton Albion Community Trust supported UK SAFER INTERNET DAY through social media. Meanwhile, the charity arm of Burton Albion FC have been supporting local children on this topic for the last two year through the, Respect Burton PSHE Programme.

To date E-safety and Cyberbullying sessions have been delivered in 8 local primary schools to over 800 children in years 5 and 6; thanks to the funding of Burton Breweries Charitable Trust. Key topics in these sessions include, fake profiles, cyberbullying, image sharing, online gaming, and stranger danger.

Jess Millward, a teacher at Kingfisher Academy reflected on her class’s cyberbullying session:

The cyber-bullying session with our year 6 class was outstanding. Not only were the children equipped with the vital knowledge about cyber-bullying, they were also given crucial information on how to stay safe; A must in our modern day society. The children really enjoyed the highly interesting session.”

Wayne Chadfield, Respect Burton Programme Coordinator stated;

“It is great to help the young people by raising awareness of the dangers that face the 21st century child. Topics such as stranger danger, which I was taught at school, no longer stays on the streets but is now online. We do not scare the children, but we do make them think about what they do online”

The programme would encourage all parents to work closely with their children, of all ages, on their use of the internet by visiting the THINKUKNOW.co.uk or Saferinternet.org.uk and monitoring what sites their children visit. It is a good idea to create a shared e-mail address for your children when signing up to websites, and monitor their actions.

If you would like any further information please contact Wayne Chadfield via e-mail on wayne.chadfield@burtonalbionfc.co.uk.