Passmores Academy to host safe internet evening

Education: Secondary / Tue 29th Mar 2022 am31 07:31am

TIKTOK, Snapchat, Instagram, Yubo are words that parents may or may not have heard. As adults when we think about the internet we may think of funny cat videos, shopping online or sharing photos of our dinner on Facebook, but the digital world that our children are left to wander through alone every day can be very different indeed. Recent studies by OFSTED have shown that our young people can be exposed to shocking material online. Students in both primary and secondary schools said that they or someone they know had experienced online sexual abuse or harassment, with nearly 90% of female students saying that they had received unsolicited ‘nudes’.

Do you really know what is going on your child’s smartphone?

For all the parents and carers of young people in Harlow, have no fear: Passmores Academy are on the case and are here to help you get up to speed with how to protect your young person and help keep them safe in the digital world. We want to work together with you, to help every young person in Harlow navigate the internet safely, by equipping parents and carers with the right knowledge and skills.

The Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society Council is collaborating with Passmores Academy in Harlow, with support from ECC, to organise and run this important event. It is the first of four “My Smarter Essex – for All” events dealing with topical STEM issues and potential STEM education, training and employment opportunities in Essex. The amazing careers workshops of Essex-based companies in this area can reveal the breadth of career opportunities available to anyone who wants to build a better internet-enabled future.

On Thursday 21st April 2022, Passmores Academy are inviting the Harlow Community to an evening with experts in the field of safe internet navigation to find out “What is really going on?”. Join us for a sociable evening of comedy, quizzes, polls and showcases with a special appearance from Robert Halfon.

Have children of Primary or Secondary age and don’t want to leave them at home? Don’t worry about childcare; there will be fun, hands-on STEAM activities to keep them entertained and engaged whilst you enjoy the event!

In addition to all of this, Passmores catering students will be providing you and your family with dinner and refreshments throughout the evening.

“It is the responsibility of all adults in a young person’s life to help keep them safe in the real world and, more increasingly, in the digital world. ” – Vic Goddard Co-Principal of Passmores Academy

 So what are you waiting for, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/my-smarter-essex-the-internet-whats-really-going-on-tickets-297346711017 to book your place.

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