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READ | Millers team up with Trust on Safer Internet Day to ensure we can all stay safe online

9 February 2021

Rotherham United and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are once again teaming up to reaffirm the importance of staying safe online as we celebrate Safer Internet Day 2021.

Here at AESSEAL New York Stadium we are always committed to ensuring that our players, staff and supporters are aware of the various hazards that come about with internet use and are always looking at ways in which we can ensure that we stay safe online.

The pandemic has meant that the message of Safer Internet Day is more important than ever, with more and more people relying on the use of video calls and other technologies to work and stay in touch with family and friends over the course of the last 12 months.

There is no doubting that the internet is a brilliant tool and one that makes our lives much easier on a day-to-day basis but we must remain alert to make sure that we continue to enjoy a secure online experience in 2021.

Safer Internet day 2021 celebrates the incredible range of information and opportunities that are available to us all online, and how the web has potential to inform, connect and inspire us.

The club and the Trust will be looking at how to tell fact from fiction online, and how to challenge and question information that we come across.

Rotherham United’s Head of Community Jamie Noble was quick to reaffirm the importance of the message that Safer Internet Day carries, citing the club’s use of various online platforms as a key example of the benefits when used correctly.

“We all know that the internet can be a fantastic vehicle to connect with one another and I think that has been evident in the way that we have communicated as a club and Trust over the last year,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

“The internet and the demands of populating websites and social media channels grows every year, so we are well-versed in many of the do’s and don’t’s when it comes to using the internet.

“Going back to the first lockdown and the weekly quizzes that were being hosted by the manager is a fantastic example of just what a great tool the internet can be.

“However, with that said, it can also be a dangerous place and we must never be complacent when browsing the web. We are hopeful that by once again supporting Safer Internet Day in 2021 we can make our players, staff and supporters aware of the risks and how to stay safe.

“My community staff are always on hand to help and offer advice, so please do get in touch with us on the details below if you would like more information.”

Keep an eye on our social media platforms (Twitter: @OfficialRUFC, @RU_CST and Facebook: Rotherham United Football Club and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust) on the 9th for our hourly top safety tips and quizzes for ages 3-18. This is where you will also find more information on how to join our online lesson on safer internet tasks.

There may even be a surprise virtual appearance from one of the first team players… so be safe, and get involved online on the 9th!

 

For more information on Safer Internet Day, please visit: https://www.saferinternetday.org/ or https://www.rucst.co.uk/news-safer-internet-day-9th-february/ or email: participation@rotherhamunited.net


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