Stay safe online! Merton Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) has published an e-safety strategy for the borough to coincide with National Safer Internet Day on 7 February.
Merton Cabinet member for Children’s Services, Councillor Maxi Martin, said: “We can all benefit from using online services responsibly, such as researching educational projects, improving work opportunities, or talking to friends on social networking sites. The council is committed to working with the MSCB to ensure Merton young people enjoy their time online while staying safe.”
Tony Eccleston, independent chair of the MSCB, said: “Helping children and young people to stay safe online has always been a major priority for the MSCB, and we will continue to work hard with our partner agencies to keep up with such a rapidly moving scene.
“This strategy provides guidance and support to organisations such as schools, youth providers, voluntary and community sector groups, on ways they can help protect the young people in their care who are at risk from cyber bullying and all types of cyber-abuse.”
Notes to editors:
The MSCB is part of Merton’s Children’s Trust which is committed to delivering high quality services for children and young people. Its key aim is continuous improvement. To download the e-safety strategy or for more information on the work of MSCB please visit: http://www.merton.gov.uk/lscb/e-safety.htm
For more information on National Safer Internet Day, please visit: http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/safer-internet-day
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