PUPILS at a Morpeth school were the first in the region to see Northumbria Police’s new children’s website.
MyPod is an interactive site for children, parents and teachers to learn all about the police.
Morpeth Neighbourhood Beat Manager Dean Rowell and Community Support Officers Emma Gray and Paul Moorhead visited Morpeth All Saints First School in Lancaster Park, where they met Year 3 and 4 pupils.
They introduced the website and gave a quiz about it.
PC Rowell said: “This has been an excellent opportunity for pupils to see the site and tell us what they think. It’s important to engage with children at an early age to make them aware of police and what it is we do.
“The MyPod site is a fun, colourful and interactive way of communicating key messages to help inform children about police officers and the importance of their safety.”
The website includes advice on what to do if you are lost or a stranger approaches you, how to report crime and dealing with bullies and peer pressure. Teachers can be shown how the website can help when talking to children about safety and crime.
All Saints Headteacher Pauline Molloy said: “It’s been wonderful to have the police here. The website is not only a helpful tool for the children, it also has lesson plans and key information which is helpful for teachers and parents.
“It is an excellent method of communicating important messages about police to younger children.”
Nine-year-old Sam Yates said: “I really like it. I liked doing the quiz, but my favourite part was watching the police puppies video.”
Zach Megwa, also nine, added: “It’s awesome.”