Parents are being invited to the borough’s first ever Community Safety Presentations to help children stay safe on the internet. Two free sessions have been organised at Sutton Life Centre on October 20th focusing on ‘sexting’ – the sending and sharing of explicit texts, images and videos via mobile phone and the internet.
Parents will hear from two guest speakers who are specialists in protecting children from harm. In addition, parents will be able to raise any issues or questions in person with Sutton’s police officers who work with secondary schools within the borough, as well as the Council’s e-safety officer who talks about online safety at junior and secondary schools.
We believe that children are unwittingly putting themselves at risk of distress and harm by posting explicit images captured by internet users around the world who actively search out such material. The Community Safety Presentations have been arranged by the Safer Sutton Partnership Service, which is a joint team of police and Council officers who manage the borough’s community safety services. The event is being supported by the Sutton Local Safeguarding Children Board which comprises specialists from a number of organisations and leads on multi-agency co-ordination of child safety campaigns and learning events in the borough and from Sutton Life Centre.
For more information on these events, and how to book, please see our Events and Activities Pages.