CHESTERFIELD MP Toby Perkins is encouraging schools across the region to join a scheme aimed at protecting youngsters from internet dangers.
Mr Perkins is supporting the Government Make IT Happy, Make it Safe scheme and its yearly technology competition for primary schools and he is challenging children, aged 9-11, from across the region to design a poster explaining the importance of internet safety.
Mr Perkins, who visited Poolsbrook Primary School, on Friday, said: “The competition helps children gain invaluable internet safety skills which they can pass on to other people. I’m confident pupils will enjoy the chance to work together on such an exciting project.”
Schoolchildren across the UK will be able to take part in the competition to win money for their school.
The competition is also supported by a number of technology and business enterprises.
With cash prizes of up to £4,000 and a trip to London promised to twelve winning schools, organisers feel that the competition will not only help protect children online but also improve educational standards.
Schools can get downloadable lesson plans, resources and register by visiting makeithappy.cc4g.net for details.