Rotherham United Football Club and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) will once again be supporting Safer Internet day, which falls on Tuesday 11th February, by dedicating Tuesday night's Sky Bet League One fixture with Ipswich Town to supporting the campaign.
The theme continues form previous years as ‘together for a better internet’
Safer Internet Day aims to create both a safer and a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
The campaign aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industries, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet.
By celebrating the positive power of the internet, the Safer Internet Day
slogan of “Together for a better internet” encourages everyone to join the movement, to participate, and to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together.
Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference online. We can all promote that by being kind and respectful to others and by seeking out opportunities to create and connect.
We can all respond to the negative by reporting inappropriate or illegal content and behaviour online.
Members of the Rotherham United ESports team, who of course have a regular presence online, will be on hand in the Goal Zone ahead of the game with the Tractor Boys to provide supporters with tips on how to stay safe and enjoy their time online.
Head of Community Jamie Noble is proud to be supporting the initiative which aims to make the internet a safer space for users, and he wants to make sure people have a good experience whilst online.
“Here at Rotherham United we know the importance of ensuring that our supporters understand how to enjoy the internet safely, and we can only achieve this by working together.
“Our aim is to make sure that our fans are well educated and are aware of how to conduct themselves when surfing the web, so we’re hoping that in supporting this fantastic campaign today we are able to unite to create a safer online environment.”
Tag Rotherham United Community Trust in your positive internet posts @RU_CST and don’t forget to #SID2020