A campaign to promote online safety for children is offering a special webinar for parents and carers in Cumbria.
The “It’s Not OK” campaign is a 12-month project from Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) and the NSPCC to tackle child exploitation in the county.
The latest phase of the campaign focuses on online safety and aims to highlight the risks which children and young people face online.
Experts from the CSCP and NSPCC will be holding a joint online workshop for local parents and carers to help them spot potential risks with practical tips and advice designed to help keep children safe online.
Mubashar Khaliq, local campaigns manager for the NSPCC, said: “The internet is an amazing place for children where they can play, create, learn and connect – the possibilities are endless. But there are also risks.
“The special online workshop is designed to give parents and carers a virtual opportunity to collate advice, practical tips and support. Along with signposting to other free and useful resources. Talking to your child about their digital lives is really important and this special It’s not OK campaign workshop will help make that discussion much easier.”
The free 60-minute event will take place on Microsoft Teams on Tuesday September 7 at 6pm. For more details go to cumbriasafeguardingchildren.co.uk
The campaign will also promote events and materials aimed at a range of ages and audiences including young people, parents, carers and professionals working with children and young people, with the aim to make people aware of online harms and how they can be reported, to help reduce child exploitation in Cumbria.