Everton in the Community (EitC) opened its doors at Goodison Park on Tuesday to more than 240 students from local schools for two educational seminars in support of this year’s Safer Internet Day.
Pupils from 22 local schools attended the workshop in the hospitality lounges at Goodison Park, which aimed to raise awareness of the safe usage of technology, whilst reminding young people that a better internet starts with them.
Club legend Graeme Sharp was a special guest at Tuesday’s event where he joined local pupils to discuss their views on safe use of the internet and how to be an example to others when using other forms of technology.
The day was led by Andy Wood from the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC), who works closely alongside Everton’s Safeguarding Team all year around, with him providing the kids with activities and a presentation highlighting the significance of being safe online, understanding what consent is and the importance of gaining it before sharing content on the internet’s various platforms.
Earlier in the day Blues stars Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka showed their backing of the event by taking a picture with the Safer Internet Day 2019 logo at the Club’s USM Finch Farm training ground.
EitC run a number of wide-reaching projects, many in the wider community which similarly support and protect children. To find our more information on these projects and the Club’s Premier League Primary Stars programmes please contact Mick King on firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details about Safer Internet Day, visit: www.saferinternet.org.uk