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Game Safe Warwickshire event for schools & parents – book your place now

April 12, 2018

A special event designed to help educate young people, parents, teachers and other professionals about staying safe online is nearly upon us – but there’s still time to sign up to attend the free sessions.

Game Safe Warwickshire poster

Game Safe Warwickshire event details (click to open as a PDF)

Game Safe Warwickshire takes place on Thursday 26 April 2018 at the Bridge House Theatre in Myton Road, Warwick. It has been organised by the Police and Crime Commissioner-funded Cyber Crime Advisors – Sam Slemensek and Alex Gloster – as part of the ongoing commitment to reduce cyber crime by helping people understand the risks they face online and the measures they can take to keep safe.

At this free event, you will hear from Lorin LaFave, mother of Breck Bednar and founder of The Breck Foundation, a charity that educates the Digital Generation to keep safer online. She campaigns for a safer internet and helps train police, educators, health practitioners, safeguarding leads, parents and pupils to ensure that young people are empowered to make safer choices for themselves online.

This event will help you find out more about what you can do to help protect yourself or others from potential harms of online gaming. The event will also look to talk about safeguarding and how to keep young people safe.

Two sessions are being held during the day for students in Years 7 & 8 across Warwickshire Schools; as well as Designated Safeguarding Leads and other teachers. These sessions will run from:

  • 10:30am – 12 noon
  • 1pm – 2pm

The evening session is designed for parents (along with their children), youth groups and other professionals and will run from 6pm to 7.30pm. Please note, some of the topics covered in this event may be unsuitable for very young children.

Local partners will be on hand to give you information about support, information and how to report issues young people may face.

Places are limited, so book your place and send any queries to: communitysafety@warwickshire.gov.uk.

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