Technology and social media advice for Musselburgh parents
Musselburgh Grammar School is trying to raise awareness among parents about the dangers posed to young people by the use of internet phones, tablets, games consoles and other devices.
A session for the parents of the next year’s S1 pupils is being held at 6.30pm on Monday, March 18 to outline some of the uses and abuses of internet technology and social media, and how they can protect their children.
There will be presentations by youth engagement officer PC Dougie Smith and principal teacher of guidance Matt O’Connor, who is an “ambassador” for the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
The evening will deal with other areas of teenage risk-taking, with contributions from a range of agencies including the school nursing service; substance misuse workers; Anti Bullying East Lothian; Community Learning and Development and the school’s guidance team.
It will also feature an “information market place” where parents will be able to obtain material and advice on a range of topics.
A spokesman for East Lothian Council said: “It has been said recently that 10 is the new 14. At a time of increasing concern about electronic technology making young people more vulnerable, Musselburgh Grammar School is trying to raise awareness amongst parents about the dangers young people may face.”
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