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Internet safety campaign to target primary schools in Norfolk

Just Regional
Jan 5, 2015 2 mins read

Primary school children across Norfolk are being encouraged to think about staying safe online with a special competition.

Norfolk Constabulary, in partnership with The ChildLine Schools Service, will be running an Internet Safety Campaign during February 2015. All year six pupils at primary schools across the county are being invited to design a poster about how to stay safe online.

Each school will be asked to choose a winning poster which will then be put in front of a panel of judges made up from representatives from Norfolk Constabulary and ChildLine.

The overall winning poster will be displayed in every Primary School across the county. The pupil who designed the winning poster will receive an iPad with the runner-up and third placed entry receiving an iPad Mini and an iPod respectively, whilst every pupil who enters will receive a certificate.

Inspector Rebecca Brown from Norfolk Constabulary is leading the project and said: “We want to ensure that children of today are mindful about keeping safe online. Technology is growing and there are so many ways in which children can now access the internet.

“We realise that many children will rely more and more on technology as they grow up but we want to ensure that they know how to protect themselves from some of the dangers out there on the World Wide Web from an early age.

“We want young people to think every time they go online about who they may be speaking to and to recognise internet misuse such as cyber bullying and grooming.

“We have written to all 300 schools across the county inviting them to take part. This is a great opportunity for them to help educate pupils about the dangers of the internet in a fun and informative way.”

The deadline for entries will be 2nd March 2015 giving pupils the February Half Term to complete their posters.

For more information about how to get involved in the campaign, please contact the Norfolk Constabulary Youth and Engagement Team on 101.

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