YEAR 5 and 6 children at Southwick Primary School in Trowbridge are set to hear internet safety tips during a special assembly on safer internet day next Tuesday.

Delivered by local business owners Natalie Sherman and Kathryn Price, safer internet day is a national initiative that helps to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

When change is the only constant within today’s tech-savvy community, it’s difficult to know how to keep your children safe online with 71 per cent of young people claiming social media platforms do not do enough to prevent cyber bullying.

Ms Sherman said: “I’m really excited to be talking to students about online safety, a cause which is really important to me.

“It’s statistically proven that educated young people use the internet in a safe and productive way so it’s really important these conversations happen.”