Be card sharp!
Monday 31st March 2014 @ 08:37 by Lisa B
News

A set of postcards could keep local youngsters safe and stop crooks pinching their personal information.

Glossopdale Community College students  have designed the set of four cards which will be handed out around the town.

Produced with the help of Glossop Volunteer Centre, they cover all
aspects of personal safety.

The cards show someone crossing a busy street, head phones on, oblivious to speeding traffic.

While others show the risk of attack, again someone listening to music, while an attacker is behind them.

SAFETY FIRST: Cllr Damien Greenhalgh and students Lauren and Megan (top) and Sam and Amber show off the cards.

SAFETY FIRST: Cllr Damien Greenhalgh and students Lauren and Megan (top) and Sam and Amber show off the cards.

Plus the cards also show the risk of someone using a victim’s mobile phone to steal personal details.

Volunteer co-ordinator Janice Imrie said: “We have produced 250 of each, some will  go to the college, St Philip Howard High School and Glossop and Gamesley libraries.”

She hopes young people will pick up their personally designed cards and become aware of the dangers.

The postcard project has been funded by Derbyshire County Council, with Glossop’s Cllr Damien Greenhalgh visiting the college on Monday, to meet the young artists.

Cllr Greenhalgh also hopes to put the cards in Subway and other places where young people meet.

by David Jones