CHILDREN at Badshot Lea Village Infant School spent Tuesday last week learning about the importance of being safe online.

The internet safety day was run by Paul Hay, an expert in internet safety, with the idea that guidance given to the children at a young age will help them be safer online in later life.

Headteacher Gemma Ball said: “At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of internet safety in every year group.

“Paul worked with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons. 

“He also ran a workshop for parents to help them understand the importance of staying safe online and how they can help their children, which was very well attended. 

“It’s so important for children to feel happy and safe when using the internet and to know what to do if they begin to feel worried about something.”

It is the second time that Paul has visited the children of Badshot Lea, with Mrs Ball adding that they “will definitely be doing this again”.