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Thanks London!

By Tim Mitchell on 23 Oct, 2012

After a second successful day for Get Safe Online Week, the coach is now motoring up the M1 with the team on its way to Leeds.

Somewhat bleary-eyed, a team of seven stalwarts pitched the Click & Tell popup display at Waterloo Station, remaining in situ until 10am offering advice to commuters and handing out leaflets and goodies. 

In the meantime, the coach parked up at Admiralty Arch at Trafalgar Square, with a steady flow of people dropping into speak to our experts on board. Rob and Tim from the Content Team also went across to Sir John Cass Foundation Sixth Form College in Stepney Green to speak to address school assembly about online safety. We're grateful to Deputy Head Gina Kitme for facilitating this for us. We were then delighted to entertain four of the college's youngsters on the coach in the afternoon - also catching up with Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office Chloe Smith, who was visiting us at the same time. The Minister also met supporters from SOCA, Symantec, The Metropolitan Police, HMRC, PhonePayPlus, Gumtree, Three and our Government ambassadors from the Cabinet Office and the DTI.  Our photo shows Ms Smith, second from left, and also presenter and loyal Get Safe Online supporter Joy Ogude, second from right.

To promote the bus arriving in London, we secured some great editorial coverage in this morning’s Metro (p29), which covered off findings from the research, details of the tour, the Click & Tell messaging and a link to our website. There was also a good piece on ITV London today.

We also had three great broadcast hits on BBC London 94.9, BBC London Lunchtime News and a piece on ITV’s London Tonight. The last-mentioned was an interesting interview with a victim of scam emails and myself, ending with presenters Paul Ross and Gaby Roslin reading out emails from listeners and urging people to visit our website and ‘Click & Tell’ with their own stories.

All in all ... a very really successful day in the Capital.

In Leeds, the team will be talking to popular local radio station Pulse FM. We’re also expecting a piece in tomorrow’s edition of the Yorkshire Evening Post and BBC Look North are expected to use the news in their main news item tomorrow.

We’ll be sharing more again tomorrow!

We very much look forward to meeting the people of Yorkshire tomorrow.

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