FOUR schools in Bradford are competing in a competition to design an online tool to keep people safe online.

BBG Academy, Dixons Allerton Academy, Queensbury School, and Samuel Lister Academy are four of 26 schools taking part in the contest, organised by West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.

Children aged 11 to 14 are being asked to design a resource - whether it be a website, leaflet, phone app or even a rap - to help people be safe on the internet.

Schools will also have to prove as part of the entry the safety message has worked on a small sample group of students.

Mark Burns-Williamson said: “The majority of cyber crime is preventable and there are some simple steps that you can take to vastly reduce your chances of being targeted, such as ensuring you use strong passwords and don’t click on suspicious links.

“The problem comes with raising awareness of these steps which aren’t always the most interesting things to read.

“However, who better to help than young people themselves who are often at the forefront of technology and much more digitally aware than most adults.”

The deadline for entries is Monday, December 18 with the final being held at West Yorkshire Police’s training base at Carr Gate, Wakefield, on Safer Internet Day, Tuesday, February 6, 2018.