As an Internet Service Provider it is a professional responsibility of C4L’s to ensure that the traffic we are transporting is protected, but there is also a moral responsibility to do all we can to ensure that those using the internet, are safe in doing so too. It was fantastic to see that the Cherries defender made the visit as part of the annual day which sees hundreds of businesses get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Connect with care scheme
AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust run a fantastic scheme which educates children in local Dorset schools about the risks of using the internet and through football drills and games help children identify how they can protect themselves online and what to do in certain dangerous situations.
Simon Francis said: “It’s been a real pleasure to visit Kinson Primary School today to see some of the good work that AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust and C4L are delivering youngsters in the area.
“It may be Safer Internet Day today, but better internet safety is an important skill that youngsters will use every day of their lives and, as a father myself, I think it is excellent that we are helping to keep them aware of the dangers they face online.”
Gary Barter, Head of Marketing at C4L said of the scheme: We have been supporting the trust to deliver Connect With Care sessions for three years now and are delighted that Safer Internet Day is helping to further increase awareness on this important subject.
“As an Internet Service Provider, C4L recognise the responsibility we have to ensure it’s safe and proper use for all users, providing children with the knowledge to ask sensible questions and make the right choices is by far the most effective way to achieve this.”
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