Parents of Lichfield students to learn about online safety

Computer keyboard. Pic: lapideo

Computer keyboard. Pic: lapideo

Parents of pupils at a Lichfield school are being invited to learn about protecting their children online.

An event organised by King Edward VI School will highlight e-safety as part of the Thinkuknow intiative.

The Thinkuknow scheme is an education project by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre – the UK’s national law enforcement agency that focuses on tackling the sexual abuse of children.

The presentation – on July 7 – will be led by a member of the teaching team who has completed the CEOP training ambassador scheme.

Head teacher Kevin Maycock said:

“As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.

“The purpose of the evening, which should last no longer than one hour, is to raise parental awareness regarding online safety and to look at strategies for ensuring your son or daughter’s safety whilst using the Internet and online resources at home.”

Parents wanting to attend the event, which starts at 7pm, can email kbooker@kingedwardvi-lichfield.staffs.sch.uk by July 3 to request the number of seats they need.

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