Workshop on child internet safety measures

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PARENTS in the Beverley area are being invited to an internet safety workshop to find out what they can do to safeguard their children.

The free event will look at how the internet is used differently by children and adults and will explore how young people use social networking websites, instant messaging, chat rooms and download music.

Those attending the course will be advised about the potential risks and what can be done to address them.

Victoria Parsons, e-learning manager for the Yorkshire and Humber Grid for Learning, who will be delivering the workshop, said: "Parents need to understand how their children are using the internet and some of the risks they may face.

"This workshop will help parents to do this and will also explore a number of ways in which parents can protect their children including setting rules and limits, talking about good practice, parental controls and monitoring programs and other sources of online help and advice."

Research found that internet safety was one of the key issues to parents.

The workshop is being held at Beverley Grammar School on Wednesday, February 9, from 7pm to 9pm. To book a place call (01482) 389092.