Parents worried that their children may be at risk of computer crime can attend one of a series of special webinars organised by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police.
The sessions introduce you to the Cyber Choices programme, led by the National Crime Agency, and delivered locally by SEROCU (the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit). Cyber Choices is a programme that supports people at risk of committing computer misuse offences, such as hacking. These risks are far more real than most people recognise, with around 1 in 4 young people admitting to committing low-harm cybercrimes, perhaps without even realising what they were doing was illegal.
Ideally suited to parents/carers of children in Year 3 (age 7) and above, all the way up to college, university and beyond, this session will help parents and carers to understand what computer misuse is, what the risks to young people are, to recognise some of the indicators that young people may be involved in committing cybercrimes, and how the Cyber Choices programme supports at-risk individuals.
The free webinars have been a huge success and very well attended by parents and carers. As a result SEROCU have extended this offer and made the following dates available.
Feb 20, 2024 8pm
Feb 27, 2024 10am
Feb 28, 2024 8pm
Mar 4, 2024 11am
Mar 4, 2024 8pm