Parents are being invited to find out how to make sure their children stay safe online at a free training session.
Organised by the Tendring Community Safety Partnership (TCSP), the sessions will be run by EST E-safety Training – who have also been delivering workshops with a number of schools in the district.
During the sessions parents will be shown the risks of children being groomed while using the most popular apps, games and social media – and how to keep them safe.
Sessions are being held at Clacton’s Princes Theatre, from 12.30-2.30pm on March 6, and 7-9.15pm on March 7.
Lynda McWilliams, TCSP Chairwoman and Tendring District Council Cabinet Member for Health and Education, encouraged parents or other family members to go along.
“We held some of these sessions last year, and the feedback from those who went was so positive – parents found it a real eye-opener as to the risks their children face when online,” Cllr McWilliams said.
“In this digital age not being online isn’t an option for our young people. But what we can do is take steps to keep them safe, and pass on tips and advice so they can also protect themselves and enjoy the benefits of the internet safely.
“So I would really urge parents, carers, grandparents – anyone who looks after children – to come along.”
The sessions are free but a place should be booked by visiting the Princes Theatre website at www.princestheatre.co.uk
For more information on this news release contact Tendring District Council’s Communications Manager Will Lodge on 01255 686338.