Central Bedfordshire Council Keeping children safe on-line campaign

Parents across Bedfordshire are being urged to ‘wise up’ about online safety, as part of a new campaign which aims to protect children from online grooming.

The campaign, which launched on Tuesday 31 May 2016, offers parents information on how to keep their child safe on the web, as well as advising them of the signs of online sexual exploitation and where they can turn to with concerns. Parents are being encouraged to have a conversation with their children about the internet, to make sure that they’re aware of the dangers of sharing information with strangers and taking compromising images.

The campaign will also highlight signs to look out for that a young person is being sexually exploited, such as a sudden or unexpected change in behaviour, or receiving unexplained gifts or money. During the campaign, the organisations involved will be sharing advice on social media, as well as carrying out online safety sessions for parents across the county, and distributing leaflets and posters in key areas.

Parents and young people alike are also encouraged to visit the Bedfordshire Against CSE website for more information on both on and offline Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) as well as for advice on where to go if they have a concern about CSE. In addition, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection’s Think U Know website.

Please click on the logo’s below and follow the links for more information on how to keep your children safe.

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