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Officers provide internet safety advice to children in South Wingfield

Posted on 22nd September 2011

Members of Alfreton Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team went back to school recently to talk to children at South Wingfield Primary School.

PCSO Donna Walker and PCSO Tracey Barks visited the school to speak to the children about strangers and keeping themselves safe when using the internet.

The children aged 7-11 years-old gathered in the hall and listened to information on the use of social media sites such as Facebook, Bebo and Twitter.

PCSO Walker said: “Although the children should not be using these sites at such a young age we are aware that some of them do and we would like to warn them that not everyone is who they may say they are.

“Such sites as Twitter have been in the media recently due to the riots, the session we delivered to the children gave them the opportunity to ask questions and allay any fears or concerns they had about the sites and the officers provided tips to keep them safe.”

Paul Addison who is the headmaster at the school said “We encourage visits from the local officers as it teaches the children that they are approachable figures in the community. The PCSO’S are always on hand if we need them to deliver important messages to the children.”

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