We welcomed back Online Safety and Social Media expert Jonathan Taylor of Besafe Online to update us on the ever changing world of the internet and social media.
We hosted a one off parents talk during the evening of Thursday 4th October 2018 at The Gower School Primary, 10 Cynthia Street London N1 9JF, led by Jonathan. This talk was available for parents of the school as well as parents whose children do not attend The Gower School.
We always highly recommend this event; one in three internet users are children. Almost one in four of 8 to 11-year-olds and three in four 12 to 15-year-olds has a social media profile. One in four children have experienced something upsetting on a social networking site.
Jonathan Taylor is an interesting speaker. It is quite exciting that we have managed to secure him again for his popular talk on Online Safety. He looked at:
- safer apps for children and young people
- will give you a far better understanding of internet usage and the dangers
- help you help your child to be safe and kind online
- highlight how the social media landscape has changed – online ‘challenges’ and online badge of honour
Jonathan combines his previous undercover work and 17 years research into Online Behaviour to become an internationally recognised expert in the field of Online Risks and Danger. Jonathan worked as a Covert Internet Investigator, within the Metropolitan Police Child Abuse Investigation Command for 10 years. All training is applicable to current expectations and requirements made by Ofsted and ISI.
Jonathan speaks to schools nationally and internationally, and helps parents, foster carers and teachers understand the risks that lurk online, giving simple tools that can be used to help protect their children in the online world. Jonathan uses past investigations and research to highlight the issues. Jonathan regularly appears on BBC Breakfast TV, Sky News and ITV’s This Morning as TV’s Internet Safety Consultant.
Parents were invited to arrive from 6:45pm for a 7pm prompt start, and the talk was expected to last approximately 90 minutes with questions at the end. Tickets were limited and cost £10. Booking was through the nursery office. Places were available on a strictly first come, first served basis.