As millions of people around the world unite to promote online safety, Manchester City is encouraging fans to pledge their support to the Safer Internet Day campaign.
The Club has joined the hundreds of schools and organisations from across the UK who are supporting the global awareness campaign in a bid to ‘be the change’ and make the internet a better place.
Coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, today is a great opportunity to talk to friends and family about the safe, responsible and positive use of technology as we strive to help create a more welcoming online community.
The Club’s support for this campaign forms part of its wider effort to develop the knowledge of its fans, which Head of Safeguarding, Nic Scott, says is a City Football Group wide effort.
“Over the past six months, we’ve undertaken a series of workshops with our community participants, staff, players and parents with the aim of increasing their knowledge base and making the internet a safer place,” he said.
“We are also co-ordinating educational activities in Melbourne for staff and players, and at the Abu Dhabi Soccer Schools – it will be a real group effort.”
As we call upon Blues to ‘be the change’, here's how you can get involved in Safer Internet Day…
- Help your family and friends to have a positive time online by giving them the information they need to stay safe. See advice at www.saferinternet.org.uk
- Promote positive messages online, whether this is by backing a cause, helping a friend, reporting abuse
- Make the internet a better place by making someone smile online. Post online using #SID2017 and join the #giveasmile social media campaign by sharing a smiley emoji or selfie.
Visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website where you can take the Safer Internet Day quiz, see what’s happening on the day, and find out more about what you can do to help your friends and family to stay safe online.
Safer Internet Day is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, which is a partnership of three charitable organisations, Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation.