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Wise up to web safety

A series of internet safety workshops are currently being held for parents across the district.

The workshops have been organised by the West Oxfordshire Community Safety Partnership to promote responsible usage of the internet to parents. The workshop starts by showing a film that highlights the dangers of chatrooms followed by a presentation offering practical advice and then a question and answer session.

PC Chris Skae, Youth Issues Officer explained: "Internet safety is a concern for many parents I speak to and we hope the workshops help to dispel these worries and provide them with practical advice. No matter how computer literate you are or not, we would urge you to spare an hour or so of your time. All parents are welcome to attend, regardless of whether their child is a pupil at that school or not."

Mousemats, featuring 'Bobby' from the website www.whosmybobby.co.uk, offer top tips reminding children how to use the web safely. These are being handed to primary schools for use in their computer rooms.

Parents are also receiving packs containing further information and advice.
The remaining workshop dates are:
Wednesday 10th October: Eynsham Community Primary School, Beech Road
Thursday 11th October: Middle Barton Primary School, Chipping Norton
Wednesday 17th October: Woodstock Primary School, Shipton Road
Wednesday 7th November: Carterton Primary School, Burford Road
Wednesday 14th November: The Batt School, Corn Street, Witney

Posted : 08/10/2007 16:08:11

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