Students given internet safety message

DEARNE Valley College students were given lessons on how to use the internet safely to ensure they dont get exploited.

The seminar was given during E-Safety Week in early February which aims to ensure young people use online websites, social networking sites and mobile technologies in a safe and secure manner.

On Safer Internet Day, the Wath-based college invited representatives from ‘Risky Business’ to share their knowledge about online exploitation and gave tips for avoiding sharing too much information online.

The session aimed to show students how easily personal details and photos can be shared and distributed.

Debbie Truswell, Care and Early Years Tutor, said: “The group were amazed at how easily their details, once disclosed, could be passed on.

“The session was excellent, delivered in a professional but relaxed way. Everyone who attended found it thought provoking.”

South Yorkshire Police officers also attended the college during the week to deliver an online exploitation workshop and to speak about cyber bullying.