Date: 21/02/2012

Students from Dearne Valley College (DVC) should feel safer when using mobile technologies and going online thanks to E-Safety Week.

E-Safety Week aims to ensure young people use online websites, social networking sites and mobile technologies in a safe and secure manner.

On Safer Internet Day (7th February 2012) the Wath-based College invited representatives from ‘Risky Business’ to share their knowledge about online exploitation and gave tips for avoiding sharing too much information online and via text messages.

Students listened to representatives from Risky Business as to how keep safe when distributing personal details online. The session aimed to show students how easily personal details and photos can be shared and distributed.

Debbie Truswell, DVC Care and Early Years Tutor, commented:
“The group were amazed at how easily their details, once disclosed, could be passed on. The session was excellent, delivered in a professional but relaxed way. Everyone who attended found it thought provoking”.

Safer Internet Day is organised by Insafe each year in February to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.

Also, visiting the College throughout the week was Paul Gray, from South Yorkshire Police (SYP), who delivered an Online Exploitation workshop and spoke about cyber bullying and how to stay safe when using the Internet.

Dearne Valley College are now accepting applications for courses starting September 2012.
For a Further Education course guide 2012/2013 call the Enquiry Line on 01709 513355, email learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk or alternatively the course guide can be downloaded from www.dearne-coll.ac.uk

Further Open Evenings will take place at the Manvers Campus from 4.30pm to 7.30pm on: 22 February, 22 March and 15 May 2012.

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