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Keeping children safe online

Two free presentations for parents.

Two free community safety presentations have been arranged at Sutton Life Centre on Tuesday, 20th October at 12noon-1pm and 6-7pm. As well as providing parents with information about the risks and dangers that children face when using the internet, they will address the practice among children of sending explicit and inappropriate texts, images and videos to each other – known as ‘sexting’. This has become a major issue around the country and is a growing issue for our police officers who work closely with secondary schools in the borough.
 
The first speaker will be Joanna Sharpen, who is the Children and Young People’s Project Co-ordinator at Against Violence & Abuse (AVA), which is working to end all forms of violence against women and girls. Joanna advises the Government on children’s issues and is working locally on a Big Lottery funded project with Limes College in Sutton to set up a group of students as peer educators.
 
The second speaker is Detective Constable Karen France from the Met Police Sexual Offences, Exploitation & Child Abuse Command. Det Con France is the Child Sexual Exploitation Special Point of Contact for Sutton Borough and attends the Borough’s monthly, multi-agency child sexual exploitation meetings.

Booking is essential – for details on how to book a place, please see the Keep Children Safe Online leaflet below.