Pupils get ready to mark Safer Internet Day

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STUDENTS will be joining hundreds of organisations from across the UK to celebrate Safer Internet Day.

Youngsters from St John’s College in Southsea will mark the day next Tuesday which is a national initiative to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

Ahead of Safer Internet Day, the college is holding several social media workshops for members of the student council to develop their own social media charter.

The idea is to create a charter written by students for students, which reflects the college values and promotes good behaviour online.

And students will control the college’s Twitter account for the day.

Clare Young, head of marketing at St John’s College, said: ‘Long gone are the days when internet safety messages are just about privacy settings and security – these are important of course, but it’s just as important to teach young people about best practice and personal responsibility.’