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Rovers backing Safer Internet Day 2018

6 February 2018

Rovers have added their support to a global awareness campaign and are encouraging fans to “create, connect and share respect’ to help make the internet a better place this Safer Internet Day.

On Tuesday February 6, 2018, millions across the UK and globally will be celebrating Safer Internet Day. Co-ordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the day is a great opportunity to talk to family and friends about the respectful, responsible and creative use of technology.

Young Rovers fans attending the most recent home game against Bristol Rovers were given guidance on using the internet safely through specialist sessions in Donny Dog’s Kennel, while Rovers’ youth players will be given a refresher class on e-safety.

Rovers’ head of education Tony Morton has already delivered e-safety workshops to all players in the Academy system from U13s upwards, with an additional social media awareness workshop delivered to the U18s through League Football Education.

Visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website (www.saferinternet.org.uk) where you can take the Safer Internet Day quiz, see what is happening for the day and find out more about what you can do to help your friends and family to stay safe online.

Together we can create a better internet

Here are ideas about how you can help to create a better internet:

  • Help your family and friends to have a positive time online by giving them the information they need to stay safe. See advice at www.saferinternet.org.uk.

  • Promote positive messages online, whether this is by backing a cause, helping a friend, reporting abuse or by showing support for your football club

  • Make the internet a better place this Safer Internet Day by taking positive action online. From liking your friend’s content to sharing a kind messages, post online using #SID2018 and join the #ItStartsWithUs social media campaign.

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