Internet skills net pupils £100

SAFETY SKILLS: Pupils from Neyland School celebrate their win. (5609569)

SAFETY SKILLS: Pupils from Neyland School celebrate their win. (5609569)

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PUPILS from Neyland Community School have netted £100 worth of new IT equipment by proving they have the skills to browse the internet safely.

The school was one of two in Pembrokeshire to claim a prize in the county council’s ‘safer internet day’ competition.

The competition invited schools to explain what they have been doing to promote internet safety.

Each class from the school elected an e-Safety Champions who then designed a poster for their classroom.

The Champions meet regularly and have made changes to the school’s behaviour policy to include cyber-bullying. They also offer support to other pupils with problems or worries about e-safety.

Deputy Headteacher Mrs Yvonne Jones said: “The e-Safety Champions have really made a difference in our school, as they raise awareness of e-safety issues throughout the whole school.

“We recognise that the internet is great for children of all ages to learn and interact with each other and the e-Safety Champions ensure that the internet is a safe environment for all our pupils.”

Prize money was provided by the Healthy Schools and Pre Schools Scheme in the Hywel Dda Public Health Team.

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