Kids Safety Net, a multi-agency campaign for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, to support parents and carers help keep children safe in their online world is launching on the 9th March.
Partners, including the NSPCC, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Partnership Board, Cambridgeshire PSHE, and Healthy Schools have come together for a six-month campaign with the aim of encouraging parents, carers and relevant professionals to feel confident in talking about online safety with the children they support and work with, so that they know that they can always talk to someone about anything that is worrying them.
To mark the launch of the campaign there will be a special theatre performance aimed at Years 6 and 7, at Northstowe College which will be live streamed free to schools across the region. The performance of “Sam’s Story” will then be followed by a workshop to explore the themes and issues highlighted by the performance. Workshop materials including video will be provided free of charge.
The play, which will be performed at 2pm on the 9th March, centres on the sharing of images and the many forms that can take across the various social media platforms. It tells the story of Sam, a 14-year-old girl who is popular and thinks she is tech savvy, she has a Tik Tok account and after convincing her mum she also joins Snapchat. However, she is desperate to join Instagram and talks about becoming “instafamous”. Even though her mum had said no she sets up a profile and soon starts to get drawn in by it.
To register your interest in the live streaming performance and request your workshop pack, please email [email protected]