Friday, 9 March, 2018
Parents have recommended that everyone attends a free e-safety event teaching them about the dangers children face online – and how to protect them.
The Tendring Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is putting on the information sessions to help parents, guardians and carers get up to date with the Dark Web and internet safety.
It includes facts and figures, and information on popular apps and how to make sure your children use them safely – and which to avoid.
Staged at Clacton’s Princes Theatre, the first event was held last night after the original first night had to be cancelled due to snow.
Parents at the first event commented after the session: “We didn’t think we needed to come, we thought we knew how to keep our children safe. It was eye-opening.”
Another said it was “very scarily enlightening” while another said: “I went to this training course tonight thinking my kids are pretty safe as I do check all their apps are private and came out of it in shock, it was mind blowing. Would definitely recommend this to every parent.”
One other parent said: “I beg people please take the time to attend and see what could possibly happen.”
A final session takes place on March 15. It is aimed at those with children in Years 1-9 across the Tendring District.
The event is free, but tickets should be booked via the Prince's Theatre box office website.