Rotherham United teamed up with the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust once again on Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 8th February 2022 – to reiterate the importance of staying safe online, as well as sharing some key tips on how to do so.
The club enlisted the help of the community wing and their highly-successful eSports team on Tuesday to once again inform supporters of the potential dangers of interacting online, whether it be on video games, social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and on messageboards.
To raise awareness this year the Rotherham United eSports team invited colleagues from three high-profile clubs in Leicester City, Bristol City and Newcastle United to take part in an online mini-tournament to showcase what a safe online gaming community looks like.
The tournament was won by the Millers, who topped the group with seven points, while Bristol City finished as runners up.
The games were hosted in a FIFA Pro Clubs five-a-side format and hosted by Rob Hawden and our eSports representatives on Twitch.
You can watch the tournament and accompanying discussion in full, here:
With a theme once again of "Together for a better internet", the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.
Noting the global reach of the Safer Internet Day campaign, on the Safer Internet Day site you can discover more about the actions of European Safer Internet Centres, global Safer Internet Day Committees and a range of organisational and industry supporters to mark the day. And even though SID has passed for another year, the efforts of stakeholders don't stop; we'll continue to update profile pages with SID success stories in the coming weeks.
Much of the day's activity played out on social media. Be sure to check our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok profiles, and review the #SaferInternetDay and #SID2022 hashtags to see the discussions which took place.