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South West Safeguarding Conference – Prepared not scared: Protecting children in 2018 | Tuesday 26th June 2018

Threats from online dangers (such as CSE, sexting, cyber-bullying and radicalisation) have grown quicker than society has been able to respond. The Government has pledged to make the UK the safest place to be a child online but research shows children are spending an average of 15 hours per week online, overtaking television as the top media pastime for children. Parents are becoming more concerned about their children sexting than either smoking or drinking.

Expert keynote speakers Simon Snell, Safeguarding Associates for Excellence, Lorin LaFave, the Breck Foundation, whose son Breck Bednar was tragically murdered after being groomed online whilst gaming and Nigel Bromage, founder of Small Steps will explore how children are being targeted in the digital age. Interactive and focused workshops will underpin the day, providing you with information and strategies to ensure children of all ages are prepared, not scared.

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