A series of free events for parents and carers to learn how to keep their children safe online starts next month to raise awareness for Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 11 February).
West Sussex County Council’s Community Safety and Wellbeing Staying Safe Online team are delivering the ‘digital online safety sessions’ for parents and carers in schools across the county throughout February and March.
The sessions will offer invaluable tips and advice on how to keep children safe online, including:
What children are doing online
Identifying some of the risks children may face online
Looking at how you can support your children to protect themselves
Showing you the help, support and resources available
How to report any concerns
There will be useful resources to take away from the sessions and the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your child’s internet safety.
Duncan Crow, Cabinet Member for Fire and Rescue and Communities, said: “Safer Internet Day is a great reminder that we all need to be more aware of our safety online, but it can be hard for parents and carers to keep track of what their children are doing on the internet.
“These events are a great way for anyone who has children to learn more about how they can encourage positive use of the internet and, ultimately, how their children can navigate any online risks.”
These adult only sessions are aimed at anyone who has or looks after children, but friends and family members who want to learn more can also register to come along.
To find out where your local session is and to register for a ticket, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/staying-safe-online/