Parents in East Ham learn about internet dangers

Parents and carers gathered at the Well Community Centre in East Ham to learn how to keep their families safe online.

Around 30 Newham residents attended the first interactive workshop held by local charity Skills Enterprise to raise awareness about the dangers of the internet such as online bullying, sexting, grooming, net-ethics, source credibility and multimedia games.

Advice for tackling these internet dangers included choosing products with parental control options, creating a family email account, not divulging private information such as phone numbers, addresses or school names online, avoiding unknown or suspicious links and files, and filling out online forms carefully.

The East Ham charity plan to organise similar workshops in the future so to learn more about keeping your family safe online, or to receive a free “Parents Know It All” DVD, email, call 0208 586 2844 or write to Skills Enterprise, the Well Community Centre, 49 Vicarage Lane, East Ham, E6 6DQ.