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Cyber bullying conference to take place in Clitheroe
3:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
INTERNET safety and cyber bullying will be addressed at a conference in Clitheroe next week.
The meeting will be the first one held in the Ribble Valley on online safety and is aimed at parents, grandparents, guardians and carers.
It will include a short drama on the risks of social networking by pupils from Ribblesdale High School and the event will outline how to combat cyber bullying, use computer privacy settings, use chat sites safely and which web sites to avoid.
Catherine Perrin-Griffiths, a former pupil of St Cecilia’s High School in Longridge, will perform her song, Josh’s Song, in memory of schoolfriend Joshua Unsworth, who was found dead behind his family home in Goosnargh in April after allegedly being bullied on a social networking site.
The free event will be held at The Grand in York Street on Wednesday, October 16, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and has been organised by the venue, the borough council and Lancashire Police.
Ribble Valley Borough Council’s partnership officer, David Ingham, said: “Children of the internet age face the threat of bullies reaching them wherever they are and at any time.
“They are learning social dynamics on the internet and staying abreast of that as a parent is difficult.
“The aim of the conference is to offer advice and information to parents to help them stay a step ahead of the cyber bullies.”
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