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6 February 2018

Safer Internet Day encourages everyone to play their part in building a better and safer internet.

  • Club are encouraging fans to 'Create, Connect and Share Respect'. 
  • Hundreds of schools and organisations are taking part in the event.
  • Community Trust hosted a workshop at St Luke's C.E. Primary School.

Latics have added their support to a global awareness campaign and are encouraging fans to ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect’ to help make the internet a better place this Safer Internet Day.

On Tuesday 6th February 2018, millions across the UK and globally will be celebrating Safer Internet Day and the club has pledged its support along with hundreds of schools and organisations.

Wigan Athletic Community Trust recently delivered a Safer Internet Day workshop at St Luke’s C.E. Primary School, which saw pupils in Year 5 learn more about the subject and how to stay safe online.

Lorraine Derbyshire, Deputy Head Teacher at St Luke’s, said: “Children tend to find it difficult to distinguish between online reality and real life, so it’s vitally important we teach them these messages so they understand that whatever they put online can be seen by absolutely anybody.

She added: “We’re grateful to Wigan Athletic Community Trust for delivering the session as it’s so inspiring for the children to be taught by staff at a professional football club. The pupils love being able to say that they’ve worked with Wigan Athletic.”

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the day is an opportunity to talk to family and friends about the responsible, respectful, critical and creative use of technology, and to remember that a better internet starts with you.

Jacob Eyer, Year 5 pupil at St Luke’s, said: “The session was really good because it taught me ways of staying safe online when I play my Xbox for example. The coaches gave us tips and told us steps we must take to try and avoid any potential danger.”

Visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website ( where you can take the Safer Internet Day quiz, see what’s happening on the day and find our more information about what you can do to help your friends and family to stay safe online.

Safer Internet Day is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, which is a partnership of three charitable organisations, Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. 

Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium are committed to respecting and promoting equality and diversity across all its activities through Together.

Click here for more information about Together.

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