Help keep children safe online with free safety sessions for parents
20 Nov 2020 by Leona
- Training Support and Resources
If you are a parent or carer, do you know what your children are doing online?
Join Sandwell Council’s free online safety sessions on 25 and 26 November and receive tips and support to keep young people safe online.
Top tips include:
• Turn on filters/parent control settings
• Set accounts on private and report any issues through the apps
• Be ‘share aware’
• Keep up to date with online safety – the online world changes quickly
• Know where to access further support
Parents are encouraged to talk openly to their children about their online activity and help them understand what is safe and unsafe. The internet is a great tool, but can also be a tricky place to navigate with some misleading information.
The sessions will be delivered on Microsoft Teams and will give key information on popular apps and social media, as well as tips, advice and links to keep your child safe online.
The Council’s Prevent team, which works with partners and communities to stop people being drawn into extremism and terrorism, will also be raising awareness of what Prevent is and how to report concerns.
The sessions are as follows:
• Wednesday 25 November, 5.30pm-6.15pm
• Thursday 26 November 9.30am-10.15am
• Thursday 26 November 6pm-6.45pm
For more information visit www.sandwell.gov.uk/OnlineSafetyEvent