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AFC Bournemouth's Simon Francis is helping to back Internet Safety Day 2016

Posted: Mon 08 Feb 2016

Fresh from taking on Arsenal superstars Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud, AFC Bournemouth’s Simon Francis is now turning his attention to tackling internet safety.

The Cherries defender will visit Kinson Primary school on Tuesday 9th February as part of Internet Safety Day.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Internet Safety Day is an annual event which sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Francis will be helping deliver the Cherries' Community Sports Trust's Connect with Care lesson to pupils between 1:00pm-3:00pm, which cover the hazard young people can be exposed to across the web.

The lesson involves indoor and outdoor activities to help raise awareness and they are in association with C4L, a partner of the club who specialise in data protection.

Steve Cuss, head of AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust, is delighted to have the Cherries vice-captain present and believes the Connect 
with Care lessons will help have an impact in young people's safety.

"We're really pleased to be involved with Internet Safety Day," he said.

"It's great to get the support of the players in their busy schedules and for Simon to come and support us is fantastic.

"It's a unique programme and the children can learn so many things and it will have a big impact to see how to be safe on the internet with Simon giving them a lesson.

"Internet safety is an extremely important issue and we're really passionate about the Connect with Care campaign."