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Staying safe online sessions for parents and pupils

Published 26th March 2018

Parents and carers of Sandwell secondary school pupils are invited to attend Clickwise sessions to learn about keeping safe online.

Sessions, also aimed at students who attend secondary schools, will focus on online safety and filters, child sexual exploitation (CSE) and exposure to pornography and other dangers online.

The sessions will be delivered by Adam Shaikh who is the Youth Commissioner of Sandwell and the Chair of SHAPE Youth Forum.

There will also be a performance and workshop focusing on spotting signs of grooming and exploitation from Loudmouth Education and Training - specialists in delivering safeguarding programmes.  

Councillor Simon Hackett, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for children's services, is in full support of these sessions and urges parents and carers to book their places: "With children and young people now spending more time online it is essential they know how to stay safe.

"These sessions have been very well recieved and the team have had some really positive feedback.

They will give parents and carers some really good tips on how they can keep their children safe online and look out for warning signs of potential dangers.

"I urge people to book their place as soon as possible."

The Clickwise project has already run sessions across Sandwell and there are three further sessions planned for Wednesbury, Oldbury and West Bromwich.

These will take place from 6pm – 8pm and doors will open at 5.30pm. 

The venues for each of the events are as follows:

  • Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, 148 Hydes Road, Wednesbury, WS10 0DR - Wednesday 28 March 2018
  • Oldbury Academy, Pound Road, Oldbury, B68 8NE - Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • George Salter Academy, Davey Road, West Bromwich, B70 9UW - Wednesday 2 May 2018

Book a place on a session

Clickwise is a partnership venture led by Sandwell Council through the SHAPE Programme (child’s voice initiative in Sandwell) with local organisations such as West Midlands Police, Brook, Youth Services and Sandwell’s child sexual exploitation (CSE) team. The event is sponsored by the Safer Sandwell Partnership Local Police & Crime Board (SSPCB).