Parents and carers can get advice about keeping their children safe online at a Bedfordshire Police event.
Next Tuesday the police will host a free seminar for parents to mark Safer Internet Day.
The event, which will be held at Bedford Girls School, in Cardington Road, from 7pm will cover all areas of internet safety with practical tips and advice.
Police children and young people development officer Richard Denton, who will run the event, said: “During the last twelve months we have run workshops for over 10,000 children across Bedfordshire looking at issues from unwanted contact, cyber bullying and indecent images.
“We have also had the opportunity to run sessions for almost 100 parents, guardians and other professionals who work with young people.”
He added: “The internet is a fantastic tool and the majority of the time it is a beneficial, fun and educational resource. We just want everyone to apply common sense and a few simple safety measures when using it that is all. Think about who you are talking to, the information you share and how you can maintain your privacy. Keeping children and young people safe online will remain a very important area of work for Bedfordshire Police.”
To book your place on the course email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about Safer Internet Day go to www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day
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