They only went and won it! The Virtually S@fe Team celebrate success at this year's MJ Awards 2015 scooping two accolades for helping to keep children and young people safer online.
10 February 2015 marks Safer Internet Day, an annual event led by the UK Safer Internet Centre that celebrates all of the good stuff about being online. This year’s theme is Let’s create a better internet together and we don’t think online type themes get much better than that.
Sometimes we get asked to provide short presentations about Virtually S@fe to different groups. Here’s one of our presentations - a 20 minute presentation aimed at professionals and decision makers in the field of children’s safeguarding.
At Virtually S@fe we get to meet a lot of people (we’re lucky like that). We are continually inspired by many of the young people we work with who often speak with strength, honesty and integrity about issues that affect them. One person that we know through the Torbay Social Media Café #TSMCafe is a young volunteer called Kezia.
Summer safety suggestions for parents, guardians and carers from Inspector Louise Costin, Devon and Cornwall Police.
Last week the project founders travelled up to London for a ‘bit of a do’ after being shortlisted for a Nominet Internet Award 2014 #NIA2014.
So what have the team been up to of late? We’ve been out delivering our presentations in schools which has included talking with young people about sexting.
A big thanks to Palm FM for featuring our new ‘A parent’s guide to…. sexting’ short film as a news item yesterday.
It’s been a busy start to the year (can we still say that mid March?). We worked with a number of Torbay schools in February for Safer Internet Day (a huge well done to all those involved), and we’ve been out and about delivering our esafety presentations to children, young people and parents.