CSCP 5 Minute Briefing - IT'S NOT OK - Launch of Online Safety - amended with correct times

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CSCP 5 minute briefing

IT’S NOT OK – Launch of online safety

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In October 2020, Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) in partnership with the NSPCC launched a twelve-month campaign to tackle child exploitation in Cumbria.

The ‘IT’S NOT OK’ campaign launched on Thursday 1st October, with an initial focus on child criminal exploitation. From 1 December 2020, the campaign will focus on online safety, aiming to highlight the risks which children and young people face online and how parents, carers and safeguarding professionals can help.

Event for parents and carers

The latest phase focuses on online safety and aims to highlight the risks which children and young people face online. To mark the launch of this new theme, experts from the CSCP and NSPCC will be holding an online workshop for local parents and carers to help them spot potential risks with practical tips and advice designed to help keep children safe online.

There are still some places available on this event. You can help us by promoting the event with any parents and carers you work with, or if you’re a parent or carer why not attend yourself.

The online 30-minute event will take place on Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 1 December at 6pm, places can be booked via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/its-not-ok-online-safety-workshop-for-parents-carers-tickets-130405673881

Lunchtime Learning Sessions for Staff

In December we will be hosting two lunchtime learning sessions for staff on online safety. These brief 45 minute workshops will be delivered over Microsoft teams and can be booked via the Eventbrite links below:

Friday 11 December 2020 (12:15 – 13:00) – Self Generated Images

The session will provide an overview of:

  • Internet enabled devices
  • Risks
  • The increasing trend of self-generated images
  • The impact
  • How to reduce risk.

There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions related to the subject

If you would like to attend you can book a place here

Friday 18 December 2020 (12:15 – 13:00) – Apps, online games and social networks – the risks and safety tips

The session will provide an overview of:

  • The different apps, online games and social networks young people may be accessing
  • The risks
  • Safety tips

There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions related to the subject

If you would like to attend you can book a place here

How you can support

The campaign provides a great opportunity for you to help us reach people across Cumbria and in your local community. To help you spread awareness of the campaign you can:

  • Print and display the posters, especially in high footfall areas.
  • Download and use our range of digital and social media resources on your comms channels or profiles.
  • Update your Facebook profile picture on your personal account or organisational page using our new frame. Simply go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap “Edit” on your profile picture. Then tap “Add Frame”. Search “CE Cumbria”, select the frame and tap “Save”.
  • From Tuesday 1st December, look out for campaign posts on social media and share them with your friends and followers. Every share helps us reach more people with our key messages.
  • Subscribe to the CSCP e-newsletter to stay up to date at cumbriasafeguardingchildren.co.uk and follow @CumbriaSCP on Twitter.

Download the online safety campaign resources now from https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14iowvYcIsyjGtOFsNr2N6ySDjIss4fAr?usp=sharing.