Dear Parents / Carers,
Keeping children safe online is a huge priority for us within the Norfolk Constabulary’s Youth Engagement and Safer Schools Teams. The internet is an amazing tool, however, many of the issues the Police deal with when it comes to young people involve online behaviour. The recent Ofcom “Children and parents: media use and attitudes report” (2021) found that 97% of children aged 5 - 15 watch content on video sharing platforms. Only 30% of parents use controls to restrict their children’s access to inappropriate content and just over half of 12-15s have had some form of negative online experience.
One of our Safer Schools Support Workers, along with a Safer Schools Police Officer, will be running some webinars on the dates below in which we will provide advice and guidance for parents and carers about how to keep their children safe online. We will talk about the apps and websites young people are likely to be accessing and the risks they face when using these. We will highlight some of the things that parents and carers should be aware of that might indicate that their children are experiencing difficulties online and we will give advice on what to do about this and how to have conversations about internet safety. We expect the webinar will last around an hour and there will be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the subject.
Monday 7th February at 12:00pm
Wednesday 9th February at 12:00pm
The webinar will be held on Microsoft Teams. Please email the Youth Engagement Team mailbox YouthEngagementEvents@norfolk.police.uk, stating the date you wish to attend and we will send you the link to the meeting. (Please note, you should just be able to click on the link in order to access the meeting. You do not need to download the Microsoft Teams app!)
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Youth Engagement Team