Parents and carers who are worried about whether their children are safe online are being invited to a free workshop taking place to mark Safer Internet Day.

It will feature presentations from eSafety expert Simon Finch and broadcaster Russell Prue, and include discussions about keeping children digitally safe.

It takes place at Grand Station, Sun Street, Wolverhampton, from 5.30pm to 8pm on Tuesday 10 February, 2015, also Safer Internet Day.

Councillor Val Gibson, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: "With the proliferation of smart phones and tablet computers, parents are understandably getting increasingly concerned about how safe their children are online, but the good news is there are many things they can do to help protect them from harm.

"This free workshop will give parents and carers top tips about staying safe online, and I'd urge people to reserve their place today."

Free places can be reserved at Type=links;Linkid=5009;Title=Learning Technologies;Target=_blank; or by calling 01902 550635.

The event has been organised by Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board and Wolverhampton City Council's Learning Technologies Team, and follows a half day conference for school professionals including headteachers, eLearning coordinators, safeguarding leads and governors about eSafety.

  • released: Friday 30 January, 2015