Drawing up designs on internet message

Burradon Primary School Yr 6 winners (from left to right), Jamie McKeown, Lucy Potts and Ben Brown proudly show off their poster designs.

Burradon Primary School Yr 6 winners (from left to right), Jamie McKeown, Lucy Potts and Ben Brown proudly show off their poster designs.

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Youngsters have been working with older and vulnerable people to help them understand the importance of internet safety.

Children and young people designed posters with the theme ‘Internet safety for ur Granny’ as part of North Tyneside Council’s SAFE (Safeguarding Adults for Everyone) Week campaign.

Hundreds of pupils took part in the campaign and used their creative skills to produce striking, colourful posters to get this vital message in a competition.

Coun Lesley Spillard, cabinet member responsible for health and wellbeing, said: “The standard of entries was extremely high so it was very tough to decide on the winning entries. It was obvious that the young people are concerned about older people’s internet safety and have wonderful ideas to increase awareness.”

The overall winner was Emily Muir, a Year 10 pupil at Kings Priory School, who won a tablet and a £50 voucher. Her poster will be printed professionally.

There were also prizes of vouchers in each age category plus family tickets to either Wet n’ Wild, Whitley Bay Playhouse and Alnwick Gardens.

SAFE week is a joint initiative between North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland councils in partnership with health, Police, and voluntary and private agencies who all want to make sure that vulnerable people are protected.