Twelve ‘champions’ have been trained to deliver ‘Parenting our children online’ workshops across the city.
Part of the ‘It’s not OK’ campaign to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation being delivered by City of York Safeguarding Children Board and the NSPCC, the ‘champions’ will deliver free workshops to parents providing information and practical tips about keeping their children safe online.
The workshop will address some of the online issues that parents say they are concerned about including online bullying, sexting, excessive gaming, setting boundaries and where to go for further help and support.
Schools, community and faith groups, sporting organisations and others such as Brownies and Beavers groups will be able to arrange for workshop facilitators to come to a venue of their choice to deliver the 45 minute workshop to a group of parents.
Helen Westerman, NSPCC Campaigns Manager, said: “The ‘champions’ have a great mixture of skills, experience and knowledge and all work with children and families as part of their ‘day jobs’. They’re looking forward to working with parents and carers across the city to help them gain more confidence and knowledge about keeping their children safe online.”
Workshops will be starting in October and run until the end of the campaign in April 2016.