Online sessions covering topics such as cyber safety and cyber bullying have been launched by Nottinghamshire Police’s Schools Early Intervention Officers.
With the country adjusting to life in lockdown, many children are now being taught from home and with the majority of people staying indoors, children are more likely to be socialising over the internet.
Nottinghamshire Police’s School’s Early Intervention Officers have also had to adapt to the lockdown measures and have taken the opportunity to create resources based on the sessions they deliver in schools across the county.
Chief Inspector Richard Stapleford, who leads Nottinghamshire Police’s Schools Early Intervention Officers program, said: “While we are encouraging people to socialise online, we are aware that for some children, these interactions may not always be positive.
“For all manner of reasons, it might be difficult for children to communicate with their parents around these issues and we want everyone to understand that we are still here for them during this time.
“Therefore I am incredibly pleased to announce that we have created a our first bitesize lesson on cyber safety for parents and their children to watch.
“The first episode covers a variety of tips and things to be aware of online and we will be releasing further videos on topics such as what to do if you or your child is a victim of cyber bullying.
“We aren’t stopping there though.“Our offices deliver a wide-range of programs in schools and these videos are a way of bringing those sessions to as many children as possible in light of the social distancing measures.
“We are still here for our communities despite the lockdown and I’d encourage parents and children watch the sessions and feedback with any suggestions they have.”
The force will be sharing the videos across social media and on YouTube, giving parents the opportunity to request future topics to be covered.
You can watch the first video, presented by Police Constable Paul Kanikowski below.