Internet safety play staged in local schools

Internet safety play staged in local schools

Tue, March 20, 2018

A play which highlights the importance of internet safety has been staged in local secondary schools.

The performance of ‘Control Alt Delete’, organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership, highlighted the dangers school children face online.

The aim of the project was to make children aware of issues including cyber bullying, sextortion, grooming and unwanted attention.

The play by Spanner in the Works theatre company explores the trends of young people using social media platforms and how you never really know who is behind the keyboard.

Speaking about the project, PCSP Vice chair, Ashleen Schenning said: “The internet is a fundamental part of our daily lives, however it can be potentially hazardous. Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP is committed to providing support to young people across the Borough which will help them become more aware of online dangers. We are delighted that over 1700 post primary pupils have viewed the play over the last few weeks.”

“I would appeal to all young people to use privacy settings, never add people you don’t know on your social networks and report any unwanted attention to your parents or the police.”

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