Forest Gate Muslims stress safe surfing

Mums were taught key concepts to protect their children on the internet Picture: Minhaj-ul-Qur'an

Mums were taught key concepts to protect their children on the internet Picture: Minhaj-ul-Qur'an - Credit: Archant

A Muslim-led women’s league coordinated with police to deliver a workshop on internet safety in Forest Gate.

Minhaj-ul-Qur’an’s Women League London held the session at the Romford Road mosque, where mums learnt how to protect browsing children on September 7.

Senior executive Jabeen Naveed led the meeting, providing in-depth information on social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

“The aim was to highlight safety precautions to take while their children use the net,” she said. “Workshops such as these empower parents with the knowledge they need to support their children on using these technologies safely and responsibly.”

Minhaj-ul-Qur’an was motivated to run the workshops out of concern for people exploiting internet freedom to behave in a way they wouldn’t consider normal in public.

Of particular concern to the group were fake profiles, the ease with which users of social media can hide their identities and the dangers they present for users.