Web safety matters

Hundreds of families and younger people will feel safer surfing the web following a special training session.
Hundreds of families and younger people will feel safer surfing the web following a special training session.

HUNDREDS of St Helens families attended a course teaching them how to surf the web safely.

The Think U Know course was held at St Helens College and was aimed at encouraging safe online use.

It was organised by online protection experts from Merseyside Police and St Helens Council.

Nancy Palmer, Independent Chair of the Local Safeguarding Children Board, said: “E-Safety in St Helens is everyone’s responsibility and should be integral to the messages that we provide to children, young people and families through our day-to-day work.”

Councillor Sue Murphy, Cabinet Member for Family Intervention and Safer Communities, added: “We set out the challenge for all delegates to act with integrity and ensure that the Think U Know resources are used beyond the conference in schools, community settings, residential and foster homes.

“Through the St Helens E-Safety strategy, the multi-partnership steering group will continue throughout 2012 to work towards making online use within the borough safer for all.”