February 8, 2018 - 7:00 pm
February 8, 2018 - 9:30 pm
AddressCherry Tree Primary School, Hardy Road, Lymm, WA13 0NX View map
Want to keep your family safe on the Internet?
How much do we really understand about the dangers of the Internet and social media, particularly for our children?
The Internet is a fantastic resource, crucial to developing core skills, but with terms such as cyberbullying, sexting, paedophilia, grooming, trolling and safeguarding so frequently banded about in the media, how can parents keep up?
Undoubtedly, without accurate information, education and management of the technology around us, and an understanding of the myriad of support organisations and campaigns available, the internet and social media usage has the capacity to present both physical and psychological dangers.
During the evening, our speakers – including experts from the NSPCC, a cyber protection agency and the Youth Federation – will discuss many of the challenges, dilemmas and practical issues parents face on a wide range of eSafety topics and provide practical guidance, tips and advice for parents and guardians to navigate the internet and key social media.
PTA bar open for refreshments on the evening.
Format (subject to adjustment):
19.00 – Arrival, Registration, Refreshments
19.15 – Welcome and Introductions
19.20 – Part 1
20.00 – Interval and Social
20.15 – Part 2
21.15 – Q&A
21.30 – Thanks and Close
Event Programme includes:
- ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ & Childline (NSPCC)
- The dangers of certain apps, including a review of Instagram, Snapchat and Music.ly (Youth Federation)
- Cyber-safety tools: Parental Controls, Filters, & Software
Information, links and resources will be offered to attendees and also added to the resources page of this website as they become available. Click here to view the Think Family Matters resources page.
All parties are selected carefully to ensure they are sufficiently qualified and experienced to speak on their subject matter. The organisers do not control presentation content but, by acting as a vehicle to coordinate parties and facilitate events, will always vet the credentials of speakers before events occur.
Info & FAQ:
If you’re on Facebook and would like to hear updates about this event and see responses to questions raised, you can follow the event in the Colony page here
For ongoing resources, support and discussion on this and other family wellbeing subjects, you may wish to join the closed Facebook group at
To download the event flyer, click the image below
About the Organiser:
Think Family Matters is a committee-managed social enterprise chaired by Kirsty James and based in South Warrington.
It offers events, workshops and support resources on topics that challenge family wellbeing, particularly eSafety/Social Media, Health and Nutrition and Mental Health.
Pre-booking is required as numbers will be limited. Click Register to reserve a place. The event is free but voluntary donations are sought towards the project. A pay bar will be provided by Cherry Tree School PTA.