A school has taught its students how to keep themselves safe online.

Eden Girls' School pupils created a series of video messages with tips on internet safety for Safer Internet Day 2019 which was held last Tuesday.

The videos were shared on the school's Twitter page using the hashtag #OurInternetOurChoice.

Safer Internet Day is an international day celebrated each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

Shahina Ahmad, principal at the girls' school in Blackhorse Lane in Walthamstow, said: "As a school we support Safer Internet Day and use it as an opportunity to assist our pupils and their parents and carers to understand and minimise any risks in order to safeguard the children. It is an opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

"I cannot stress enough how important it is to talk to your children about what they are up to online. Parents need to be fully aware of what their child and friends are doing on social media, video streaming or online gaming. Check regularly what they are doing, who they are speaking to and talk to them regularly about the dangers."

Users aged 11 to 18 are advised to keep safe online by asking others before sharing something about them, be supportive and positive in what they do and post online, take control of the privacy settings of online accounts, find out more about how data is being stored and talk about issues if they are unsure how to respond to something that is posted online.

For further information on Safer Internet Day 2019 visit www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019.