In November we are holding 2 workshops for parents and carers all about online safety. The workshops are being delivered by Safeguarding Today and are split into 2 age groups, parents of Primary age children and parents of Secondary + age children and young people.
The workshops will cover many aspects of being online, so they will cover things like how to make sure your privacy settings are right so that if your kids are messing with your phone/tablet they can be safe, which apps to steer clear of, moving onto social media – privacy and also bullying and grooming. They are split by age group mainly due to the social media aspect being for the older children – however all the basics are covered in both workshops. The older age group runs over 2 x 1hr sessions, as there is simply more to cover!
Jenny from Safeguarding Today has advised that these sessions are very much directed at parents and carers – therefore they are not suitable to bring your child/young person to. The language and terminology used is for adults.
Many of our kids, especially those who attend mainstream settings do get lessons about Online Safety at school, I know when my son was in year 6 they had some external visitors come and talk to the class – however, not only did it all go over his head but there was no way that he was able to communicate to me some of the things they had been taught, let alone make sure he was following any of the advice! So, these workshops will go some way to supporting parents and carers support their children and young people to remain safe online.
Primary Age Workshop: Friday November 10th, 10:30-11:30, at The Hub, Bolton
Secondary Age+ Workshop: Friday November 10th 12:00-13:00 plus Friday November 17th 10:30-11:30, both at The Hub, Bolton