Internet Security speaker Peter Bower

Students at Newquay Tretherras were involved in an E-Safety day when Internet Security speaker Peter Bower visited to discuss online activity, risk and harmful behaviour.

Assemblies were held for Year 9 and 10 students before workshops were run with all form representatives of the school from Year 7-13.

In the smaller sessions students debated what they thought the age restrictions should be on certain websites, games and apps such as Snapchat and Call of Duty before discussing the dangers of each.

Peter commented, “The students showed a great commitment to supporting each other when things go wrong. They also expressed a desire to have more opportunities to discuss issues relating to their online lives.”

Jane Hurley, organiser and lead teacher of E-Safety at Newquay Tretherras said, “The information that Peter gave the Tretherras students on issues facing Internet Safety has been invaluable. All Tretherras year groups demonstrated great maturity in the workshops, they were particularly well engaging and had some really good ideas about what we can do to raise the profile of Internet safety throughout the school.”