Liverpool FC Foundation, the club’s official charity, hosted a series of events for Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018, which was celebrated globally on February 6.
The club, working alongside SID tutors, held two education events at Anfield with 60 local schools. The SID tutors delivered a series of activities to the youngsters to demonstrate how to spot positive and negative behaviour online and what strategies they can use to resolve online conflicts in a healthy and positive way.
The club’s mascot Mighty Red joined CEO Peter Moore and Fowler to encourage the students in their tasks and celebrate their hard work.
LFC Ambassador and legend Fowler, said: “As a dad myself I understand the importance of staying safe online and the need for regular education for both parents and kids about how to spot the dangers online and avoid them. The internet provides so many benefits when it’s used in a safe and responsible way.”
Will Gardner, director of UK Safer Internet Centre, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to Liverpool Football Club for their fantastic support in helping make Safer Internet Day 2018 such a success. Safer Internet Day is a unique opportunity for everyone across the UK to come together to build a better internet, and it is through the support of organisations such as Liverpool FC that we are able to reach so many young people and help us empower them to have a safe and positive time online.”
There was also a range of carousel themes delivered by the club, SID tutors and other external organisations for the pupils to explore including 'how to change the world in 10 seconds' and 'safe gaming'.
All teachers in attendance also received education packs to take back to their schools to further communicate the key learnings.