A new workshop to help parents keep their children safe online has been launched by local mum Sue Wheeler. The Safe In Your Hands workshop is designed to cover a number of areas of concern for parents, including cyberbullying, sexting and how to set up parental controls.
The workshop will take place on 20 Feb 2018 from 9-11am at St Saviour’s School, Larkhall, Bath.
“The Internet is an amazing tool which allows us and our children to connect with people, communicate and be creative in many different ways,” explained Sue. “Unfortunately, it is continually changing and being able to keep up to date with your child can seem very challenging. You may feel that your child has a better understanding and technical skill than you do, but they still need you to give advice and protection when it comes to the online world.”
Sue added, “Parents don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child safe online. My advice and resources will help support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.
The session will cover the following areas:
– Understanding and recognising cyberbullying and how to prevent it
– Know what sexting is and what the law has to say
– Understand how to set up parental controls
– Know about online grooming
– Begin to understand some of the apps your children are using
– Know about digital resilliance and how to promote it
“The internet is an amzing tool which has limitless opportunities but it is also global, fast and anonymous, and can leave you feeling vulnerable and open to risk,” said Sue. “This two-hour session will leave you feeling more empowered, knowledgeable and confident about the online world.”
To book a place on the workshop, click here.
Sue added that she is keen to run further workshops throughout the region and is keen to hear from parents who would like to arrange for this school to host an event. Sue can be contacted on