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A SERIES of events on how children can be safe online are being held this week from Wednesday to Friday as part of the Moray – Let’s Chat Online Safety campaign.

The event will help families learn more about the dangers the younger generation may face online.
The event will help families learn more about the dangers the younger generation may face online.

Parents, carers, relatives and young people are encouraged to take part in a Zoom workshop held at 6pm on Thursday, September 7.

The event will help families learn more about the dangers the younger generation may face online.

The campaign launched in February as part of a collaboration between NSPCC Scotland and the Moray Child Protection Committee.

It aims to spread awareness to children and family members on the importance of online safety.

There will also be a stall set up by the Moray – Let’s Chat Online Safety team at the Baxters factory in Fochabers during Thursday lunchtime. Organisers say anyone is welcome to join.

Chair of the Moray Child Protection Committee, Fred McBride, said: “We want to provide everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, with the skills they need to feel comfortable to talk about the risks that exist online and how children and young people can stay safe.

“We also want to empower young people so they have the confidence to talk to someone if they’re worried about anything they experience online.”

Sessions for grandparents and the elderly will be available at local B.A.L.L. (Be Active, Live Long) groups across Moray where they can learn how to talk about the subject with their grandchildren.

Euan Graham, NSPCC Scotland’s local campaigns officer, said: “The internet is a brilliant resource and there are lots of benefits to children and young people being online, but they are also dangers.

“We believe you don’t have to be an expert in online safety to be able to talk about it and we hope our sessions will give people the confidence and tools to chat about online safety as part of a normal, everyday conversation.

“Chatting regularly with your child about the online world means they will be more likely to tell you when something upsets or worries them.”

You can join Thursday’s Zoom workshop through NSPCC Scotland’s Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nspcc-scotland-61176094873.

For more online safety advice, visit: nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/social-media.

If you are worried about the welfare of a child, contact the Moray Children and Families Access Team on 01343 554370 or email: [email protected].

If your child is worried about something, they can contact Childline at 0800 1111 or visit childline.org.uk.

NSPCC also have a support line at 0808 800 5000, as well as their website nspcc.org.uk.


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