Advice for parents on keeping kids safe online

Parents can get advice on keeping their children safe online.
Parents can get advice on keeping their children safe online.

Parents and carers in South Tyneside are being offered the chance to find out how to keep their children safe online.

Free, friendly information sessions are being held later this week to offer simple online safety tips, and explain how to spot the danger signs, and what to do about them.

They will also explain the latest jargon used by young people on social media and give an update on the sites and social networks accessed by children and teenagers.

Coun Joan Atkinson, lead member for children, young people and families at South Tyneside Council, said: “Many parents may feel they have been left behind by the spectacular growth of social network websites.

“These parent-friendly sessions will guide people through.”

The first session will be held on Thursday, from 6pm to 7pm at the Open Zone Learning Centre in Temple Park Road, South Shields.

Another two will be held on Friday – one between 10am and 11am and another between 1pm and 2pm.

To book a place, contact Lynn Hodson on 0191 424 6512 or email lynn.hodson@southtyneside.gov.uk