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1 in 3 children are victims of online bullying - keep your child safe.

#Be Cyber Smart The Virtual World Has Real Life Consequences

 

Many children will have had electronic devices or smartphones this Christmas and we want to help you to help them, stay safe online.

We are holding two identical FREE drop-in events to help raise awareness of online safety and help you to protect your children from online bullying and harassment.

 

When and where?

 

The Hive, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD

Saturday 20th January, 10am-1pm

Wednesday 7th February, 1pm-5pm


It is a joint initiative and people from West Mercia Police, Worcestershire County Council, Parents' Voice and Youth Workers will be on hand to give support and advice.

 

For children there is no difference between online and offline life. To them, it's just life. There's no doubt that the internet and social media give children amazing opportunities to learn, to develop new skills, to make connections and friendships and to interact with others. We should not be afraid to embrace it.

At the same time, it's the job of parents, teachers, and policy-makers to make sure that children are making informed choices, are protected and are not left to wander around the digital world on their own. You wouldn't drop a 12-year-old in the middle of a big city and expect them to fend for themselves. The same should be true online.

Come along and pick up some tips, Be Cyber Smart.

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