In late 2014 BBC News reported how police forces across the UK were struggling to cope with the increasing numbers of children being targeted and abused online. Since then a steady stream of news has shown how the targeting, grooming and abuse of children online is the fastest growing area of crime in this country. Children are being exposed on a daily basis to issues of sexual abuse, indecent images, and radicalisation. For some children this has had fatal or long-lasting consequences. There are also other concerns around the amount of time children spend online and the links to health consequences, digital footprints, and peer on peer abuse.
This 2-hour briefing considers what we currently know about how children use the internet and what the risks are; what practitioners can do to reduce those risks and raise awareness with children and their families; and where to go for further advice and to access resources.
To book a place on this workshop please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-safety-tickets-53242856818