Keeping Young People Safe Online

East Sussex Safer Communities Partnership Prevent Project Officer; Dave Law, continues to deliver the Relation SHOPs programme to year 6 across Primary Schools in East Sussex.

The programme promotes personal safety and resilience before transition to secondary school.  Workshop 4 focuses on Cyber Safety.

Whilst emphasising the positive benefits of the internet Dave covers some of the pitfalls of sharing too much personal information, avoiding internet scams and creating a negative digital footprint. The responsible use of social media and gaming is also covered as well as learning about the laws that could be broken.

This messaging is highlighted on Safer Internet Day which takes place on 9th February.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) has provided excellent resources for parents and young people of all ages. These resources can be accessed via their website and are highly recommended at this difficult time when schools are not able to fully open.