TALISMAN energy have stepped in to provide funding which will allow primary School children in Stonehaven to stay safe online.
Due to funding cuts, Schools in the area needed £3000 in order to be able to continue the pupils subscriptions to the site Superclubplus. The site, which is a safe social network for children, has mediators who keep an eye on what the children are up to online. Also each child who is part of the network is validated by their School, so only children have access to the site. This means that parents can feel safe knowing that their children are only talking to other children on Superclubplus.
On the site the pupils learn about how to use the internet correctly and how to stay safe on-line. Pupils can email each other and build web sites about whatever they want. This is a great tool for learning in School which the children can also then access safely at home.
Talismans funding of the project means that every Primary School pupil in the Stonehaven area has access to Superclubplus. This is not the first time Talisman has stepped in to save the project as they also helped out in 2009 when there was a shortfall of £1500.
Stonehaven based ICT specialist, Ms Forsyth said: “I am so grateful to Talisman for providing the money for this worthwhle ICT project. There are so many demands on children’s attention online, and not all of them are safe for young ones, which really concerns me. However, I know I can be assured they are safe when they are on Superclubsplus.”