The NSPCC Leeds Online Safety Campaign

Leeds Online Safety Campaign is a multi-agency initiative led by the NSPCC.

The Leeds Online Safety Campaign is working to support professionals, parents and carers to help keep children safe in their online world, to help them feel confident in talking about online safety with the children they know and work with, so that they in turn know that they can always talk to someone about anything that is worrying them.

The campaign is supported by the young people’s charity Kooth, West Yorkshire Police, the Marie Collins Foundation, Child Friendly Leeds and the NSPCC.

50% of harmful content is actually being shared by children and most don’t know it’s a crime.

Most teenagers consider sharing nude photos of themselves (‘Self-generated’ content) or others as normal behaviour – such images are being shared and often sold online.

In 2023, Childline in Leeds experienced a 132% increase in calls from children worried about self-generated images.

A recent My Health, My School pupil perception survey that asks children and young people a series of questions to gain information on the health and wellbeing of these individuals, found a significant increase in young people talking about issues relating to self-image and mental health.

Campaign information and workshop dates

The campaign has organised a series of workshops to help support parents, carers and relevant professionals to feel confident in talking about online safety with the children they know and work with, so that children and young people know that they can always talk to someone about anything that is worrying them.

The first dates in this series have been announced, the following will be virtual sessions via Teams:

  • Tuesday 9th July at 6pm
  • Wednesday 17th July at 4pm
  • Wednesday 24th July at 12pm
  • Tuesday 30th July at 6pm
  • Wednesday 28th August at 4pm
  • Wednesday 4th September at 12pm

To register your interest in one of these dates, or you would like to host an online safety workshop for your school, community group or business please contact yhandnecampaigns@nspcc.org.uk

These sessions can be delivered virtually or face to face (with a minimum of 20 attendees for the latter) at a time to suit your group’s needs.

SAVE THE DATE!

Doncaster Safety Net Online Safety Conference

You are cordially invited to Doncaster Safety Net’s professionals online safety conference. Doncaster Safety Net is a 12-month multi-agency campaign which aims to provide resources and advice to support parents and professionals help keep children safe in their digital world.

The campaign will work to support parents, carers and relevant professionals to feel confident in talking about online safety with the children they know and work with, so that children and young people know that they can always talk to someone about anything that is worrying them.

It will be a chance to hear directly from the NSPCC on the growing prevalence of sharing images online, the work to date that the campaign has achieved and crucially from the Marie Collins Foundation on the impact of technology-assisted child abuse.

Venue: The Cast Theatre, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU

Date: 23/07/2024

Time: 10am to 10.30am Registration

10.30am – 1.30pm

RSVP: YHandNECampaigns@nspcc.org.uk

This event is supported by the young people’s charity Kooth, West Yorkshire Police, the Marie Collins Foundation, Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership and the NSPCC.

                                  

 

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