On Tuesday, 8 February, the Premier League marked Safer Internet Day. This is a date in the calendar when people and organisations work together with the aim of making the internet a safer and better place, especially for young people. The Premier League is helping children in primary schools and at club Academies to learn about respect and relationships online.
As part of this year’s theme of "Together for a better internet", the League has launched free new resources via the Premier League Primary Stars programme for teachers to use within the classroom, which cover respect and relationships online. These resources have been generated in collaboration with UK charity Childnet and challenge pupils to create an online game detailing three rules of respect that players must follow. See the resources here.
As well as supporting primary schools with free Safer Internet Day activity, the Premier League and clubs have been working in partnership with the children’s charity, the NSPCC, to continue to promote online safety in Academies. The NSPCC has also worked alongside the Premier League's Safeguarding team to run a webinar for club staff to help them understand more about keeping children safe online.
"Everyone has a role to play in preventing abuse both offline and online and we are pleased to be working with the Premier League and clubs to help keep children safe,” said Kate Edwards, Associate Head of Child Safety Online from the NPSCC. See more on the Premier League website here.