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How do we keep our children safe online? Your questions answered on Safer Internet Day 2023

Children and families

06 February 2023

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With the likes of TikTok, Discord and VR chat more popular than ever - keeping children protected while online is seen as increasingly important.

On Safer Internet Day – Tuesday, February 7 - anyone who works with young people and children can take part in a dedicated Webinar between 9.30am and midday.

The webinar will be full of expert speakers from across Northamptonshire and elsewhere in the country, exploring the many different ways of safeguarding children online and help celebrate Safer Internet Day 2023.

Anyone who works with children and young people can attend and listen to lead professionals from Guiding Young Minds, West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council who will be talking about gangs, county lines, CSE, social media, gaming and healthy online relationships.

There will be a range of resources available as well as information on what can be done to keep children and young people safe online.

Anyone who would like to find out more information about booking on to the event can go to Eventbrite.

People can also show their support for Safer Internet Day and obtain resources for schools or organisations by signing up to the UK Safer Internet Centre

The internet is constantly evolving and it’s hard to keep up to date with the rapid pace of change, so I think we all have questions about what is safe online and what isn’t.

I’m delighted that such a dedicated panel of experts has been assembled to offer their advice and I’m pleased that we have been able to work with our partners to support this important issue.
Cllr Scott Edwards, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive member for Children, Families, Education and Skills
Tackling the issue of online safety is more important than ever, with more and more young people joining social networking sites and engaging in conversations online.

I am really encouraged to see partners working together to offer this webinar to provide much needed information and awareness on online safety so we can best advise and support our children and young people, as well as other internet users on how to stay safe online.
Cllr Fiona Baker, WNC’s Cabinet Member for children, families and education
We are really pleased this partnership learning event is happening. Educating and informing those who support children and young people is a very positive thing.

This is a great opportunity to increase awareness and share information about emerging threats and current concerns in relation to internet safety. Helping people to stay safe online, particularly children is so important.
Detective Inspector Andy Blaize from Northamptonshire Police