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 Internet Safety Seminars

Did you know..?

Children spend an average of 44 hours a month online
15% of children aged 8 to 12 have arranged to meet a ‘friend’ they only know online face-to-face
11% of children have seen sexual images online

Ofsted looks for:

Mechanisms to deal with online safety issues
Involvement of parents and school communities through the provision of e-safety sessions for parents and raising awareness via school website or newsletters
Educating children in online safety through school assemblies which focus on e-safety and delivering programmes across all age groups

Why is internet safety important?

Barely a day goes by when we don’t hear about a child being harmed through their use of the internet. Many parents feel out of their depth or rely on technical safeguards such as filters and blocking software to help protect their children. However, these solutions can only ever deal with part of the problem and parents, whatever their technical ability, need to make time to understand the risks and get practical non-technical advice on the steps they can take to keep their children safe. The online risks posed to children can be greatly reduced if children and young people are themselves equipped with information and knowledge to help keep safe.

What do the seminars cover?

We provide tailored seminars for parents, carers, teachers and children. These are not technical events – instead we focus on practical advice.

We aim to:

  • promote the benefits of using the internet
  • raise awareness about inappropriate (sexual) content and the potential risks of children engaging with individuals online and ways this might happen
  • provide advice and strategies about keeping children safe online, with details of where to go for further information, advice and support.
  • raise awareness about cyberbullying:- how to prevent and respond to it

We do this through giving information and advice regarding:

  • how to help children understand the importance of not giving out personal information
  • how to respond to worrying or abusive contact
  • the difference between real world friends and ‘online friends’ or ‘e-buddies’
  • the importance of children knowing they should not meet people they have only met online
  • how to encourage children to talk to a trusted adult if anything or anyone causes them concern.

In the school year 2010-2011, we delivered 61 seminars to over 1000 parents and carers and 1800 children. 97% of parents found the seminar ‘useful’ or ‘very useful’. 95% said they felt more confident about helping to keep their children stay safe online as a result of attending.

Previous participants have said:

“I have become more knowledgeable about chat rooms and social networking sites and will educate my children before they start accessing these sites.”
“The cyberbullying DVD was extremely powerful and useful.”
“This has really opened my eyes.”

More information

For more information about internet safety seminars please download this case study, alternatively if you are interested in holding a seminar for parents or students at your school please contact:

Marisa Hill
Tel: 01372 847160
Email: Website Design & eCommerce Software Shopping Cart Solutions