Notts County celebrated Safer Internet Day 2018 at Saturday's home match against Crewe Alexandra, providing educational ‘pocket guides’ to staying safe on social media for juniors and parents in the Haydn Green Family Stand.
Safer Internet Day 2018 takes place today (Tuesday 6 February) with the theme ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’
In addition to the pocket guides, safeguarding officer Elaine Bond has been working with the club’s academy age groups to increase awareness of online safety issues and to inspire the safe and positive use of the platforms which are so popular amongst juniors.
Elaine said: "Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to talk to all our young players about their wellbeing online.
"We all know about working to improve our physical and mental wellbeing but how many of us think about what being online does to us and others we are connected to?
"The players did some great work on how they would look after themselves and others online. Their favourite tips were: taking a break from being on the internet, checking before sharing photos of others online, helping people by posting positive comments and content and reporting and seeking help if something upsetting is uploaded."
A survey commissioned by the team behind Safer Internet Day found that the majority of children spoke to their families about staying safe online, while 79% felt more confident about what to do about any worries online.
As a result of the 2017 campaign, one in four young people said they spoke up about something that had been worrying them online.
Notts County are proud to join the #SID2018 campaign and help make a real difference to the digital lives of children.
Find out more and get involved here.