Safer Internet Day – An internet we trust; exploring reliability in the online world

Today (9th February 2021) we celebrate Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. The theme this year is – An internet we trust; exploring reliability in the online world.

The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.

Leicester and Rutland FA have put together a list of helpful resources for coaches, volunteers, parents and children about how to stay safe online. Visit their website and take a look!

At Loughborough Foxes we worked hard to make sure all of our young people feel safe being a Fox. You can view our safeguarding policy by visiting the Documents page of our website. All of our coaches have DBS checks and we have a committed and dedicated welfare officer. Máire Feeley works hard to make sure the club is abiding by the best practices the FA puts forward. You can contact Máire if you have any concerns about safeguarding within the club. She can be reached by phone at +44 7847 175303 or by email maire.feeley@btinternet.com. If the matter is urgent or if its urgent call the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 and if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then you should call the Police.

For more information about Safer Internet Day please visit the UK Safer Internet Centre Website.

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