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Accrington Stanley host online safety workshop for young people in Champions programme

Eight young people on the Violence Reduction Network’s (VRN) Champions programme have received online safety training in Accrington.

The workshop was delivered by staff from BT and EE, who deliver the sessions free of charge to young people across the country.

Promoting safer online use, the workshops equipped the young people with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the online world securely. It covered essential topics such as social media safety, media usage, and how posting online could affect them in the future.

Champions Mentor, Courtney Picot said: “Living through lockdown has shown us how crucial technology and social media are to keeping in contact with friends and family, yet we have to be mindful that the online world is always changing, and risks are ever evolving.

Being able to offer our young people the opportunity to learn more about the online world means that we can contribute to a safer and more informed generation and I’m incredibly proud of everyone that took part in the session.”

Using active participation, Q&A sessions and experience sharing, the day left the young people with a heightened awareness of online safety, ready to navigate the digital world with confidence and resilience.

The session took place at Accrington Stanley Community Trust and was attended by individuals aged 11-17 who are involved with the programme.

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