Parents urged to sign up for NSPCC and Edgbaston workshop

Parents and carers are being encouraged to sign up for an online safety and anti-bullying workshop being staged by the NSPCC and Edgbaston Stadium.

The event will be held at 5pm on Saturday, August 31 as part of a drive by the leading child protection charity and Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s official charity the Edgbaston Foundation to tackle online bullying.

"The online world is a major part of modern life, so it is vital that we help parents and carers understand the range of risks that their children face online, and that we ensure young people have the tools and knowledge to protect themselves."

Ally Sultana, NSPCC

Attendees will be able to get advice on how to talk to their children about staying safe online, or if they are concerned that they are being bullied. They can also get a range of information including setting parental controls on devices, and different types of apps and social media platforms.

Future campaign plans include workshops for Edgbaston coaches, staff and parents of youth players.

NSPCC Midlands Campaigns Manager Ally Sultana said: “We’re delighted to be working with the Edgbaston Foundation to tackle online bullying and help young people keep themselves safe.

“The online world is a major part of modern life, so it is vital that we help parents and carers understand the range of risks that their children face online, and that we ensure young people have the tools and knowledge to protect themselves.

“So I would really encourage people to sign up to the workshop and get some useful tips and advice.”

Ravi Masih, Head of Community Engagement at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, said: “The Edgbaston Foundation aims to enrich young people’s lives through education and enable them to improve their wellbeing.

“Working with the NSPCC locally on helping parents and young people better understand the issues that can impact them online helps us achieve our aims and hopefully equips young people with the understanding necessary to manage their wellbeing.”

To register for the workshop, please email ally.sultana@nspcc.org.uk

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