SUTTON children went ‘inside’ a computer to learn about Internet safety during a special workshop.

One Day Creative led a session with pupils of Sutton CE Primary School, who were shocked at how quickly information can be shared on the world wide web.

The youngsters also heard about the importance of keeping passwords and personal information private, not accepting ‘gifts’, and not opening emails from strangers.

They learned to ask a trusted adultif they were unsure about something they came across while playing online, and learned that people weren’t always who they seemed to be when they were online.

The following week the school gave parents a chance to learn about online gaming and social media their children might be using, such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

School head Fiona Beetles said: “Families play a crucial role in empowering and supporting children to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

“This can be achieved by ensuring an open dialogue with children, educating them to use technology safely, and adults acting as digital role models.”