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School children look to improve online safety

Deputy Minister for Technology, Julie James, will mark Safer Internet Day by visiting pupils and staff at All Saints CIW Primary School, Barry this morning.

Children from the school, along with those from Sandfields Comprehensive School, Port Talbot, appear in a new film called #Up2Us  that inspires young people to create kinder online communities and tackle cyberbullying.

Produced by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the film is being launched at events across the UK

Safer Internet Day is held every February to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology, particularly among children and young people.

Deputy Minister for Technology, Julie James, said:

“As part of our support for Safer Internet Day we have organised e-safety awareness raising activities in schools across Wales. We have also worked with the UK Safer Internet Centre to produce bilingual school packs to support schools in their ongoing work in this important area.

“These activities are part of the Welsh Government’s ongoing commitment to online safety for children and young people and the e-Safety zone on our Hwb platform provides advice and guidance not only for our young people but also for their teachers and parents

“In 2008, Wales was the first UK country to introduce the teaching of safe and responsible use of the internet in both the primary and secondary school curriculum.”

The Welsh Government is an official supporter of Safer Internet Day.

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