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PCC supports e-safety project for local teens

Paddy Tipping visit Virtual Justice

Paddy Tipping (Front) with students from Outwood Academy Valley

Students from Outwood Academy Valley, Worksop have taken part in an e-safety project that has been funded by Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund. Virtual Justice is a project delivered by the Galleries of Justice Museum’s education team, the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL) to help raise awareness about the risks and consequences of cyber-crime.  The project aims to safeguard and prevent young people from becoming involved in cyber-crime and other cyber related issues.

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping recently visited the museum to meet pupils from Outwood Academy Valley and to see the project in action.

Virtual Justice is a targeted early intervention project that helps young people to understand the consequences of cybercrimes from both the perpetrator and victim’s point of view. The project helps students make informed choices about their digital footprint, how they access the internet and what they share online. Pupils participated in an introductory session at their school and a full day of activities at the Galleries of Justice Museum, including a courtroom workshop focusing on cyberbullying in the Youth Court on site.

So far, over 900 young people across Nottinghamshire have taken part in Virtual Justice thanks to support from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Safety Committee, Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation and Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund.

The Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund provided over £4,900to enable 280 year 8 pupils to participate in the project.  The 2015 Nottinghamshire Cyber Survey shows that children aged 12-13 are the most vulnerable online and need targeted support.

Tim Desmond, CEO of the Galleries of Justice Museum and the NCCL said “We were delighted to welcome Paddy Tipping to the Galleries of Justice Museum so he could see first-hand the project that has been supported by the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund. The Virtual Justice project is essential to reduce cyber bullying and help young people understand the consequences of cybercrimes from the perpetrator and victim’s point of view and to help them reduce the risk of becoming a perpetrator or victim. ”                                                                                                      

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Notes to editors

The National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL) Education activities at the Galleries of Justice Museum are delivered by the award-winning legal education organisation, the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL). NCCL delivers interactive educational programmes in working and historical courtrooms across the UK, helping young people to gain a practical understanding of the law and justice system and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives and communities.

 For more information visit: http://www.nccl.org.uk/   

•         For further press information or to arrange interviews please contact Eleanor Bond eleanor.bond@nccl.org.uk   or call 0115 952 0555 extension: 209   

We are becoming the National Justice Museum

During 2017, following a £1million Heritage Lottery Fund supported project, we are becoming the National Justice Museum. Using the UK’s largest collection relating to law, justice, crime and punishment, we will continue to deliver high quality education experiences at authentic legal and heritage sites across the UK and our museum in Nottingham will be transformed to include brand new exhibition areas.

The National Justice Museum is the new name for The Egalitarian Trust, which currently incorporates the Galleries of Justice Museum, the City of Caves in Nottingham and the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL).

The Galleries of Justice Museum Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, there are many ways to explore the Galleries of Justice Museum, with free exhibitions, audio and performance-led tours and a café. For more information on The Galleries of Justice Museum www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk  or call 0115 950555

We are a registered charity number 1030554 for more information on the education work we do please visit www.nccl.org.uk

For further information or press enquiries for the museum please contact: niall.browne@galleriesofjustice.org.uk  or 0115 9939810

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund

The Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund 2016-17 focused on the provision of support for community groups committed to increasing public safety and protecting the vulnerable.

http://www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk/Our-Money/Grants-and-Funding/Community-Safety-Fund-2016-17.aspx

Press enquiries for the Commissioner – Sallie Blair 01283 821012

Posted on Monday 9th January 2017
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