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Warwickshire Youth Conference - Anti Social Media?

Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire County Council and Barnardo's are delivering the county's third annual CSE Youth Conference, today (Friday 16 March) at Dunchurch Park, Rugby.

This follows the success of last year's conference which saw 15 schools from across the county, bringing pupils from years nine and 10, who spent the day discussing issues surrounding sexting and sharing images.

The third annual conference will be attended by staff and pupils from 18 Warwickshire secondary schools, Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire County Council, Barnardo's and support agencies and will explore the impact of social media both in positive terms and also on young people's self esteem and well-being.

Students will take part in five interactive workshops to explore issues relating to all aspects of social media, including staying safe online and making the right choices. Three staff workshops for teachers will also take place. The keynote speaker is Professor Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT at Plymouth University. Help and advice from a variety of support organisations will be available throughout the day. 

Warwickshire County Council's Respect Yourself team has worked with their Youth Project Board, who have developed much of the material for the day and will be helping to run many of the sessions.

Warwickshire has a multi-agency team dedicated to tackling child sexual exploitation - visit www.warwickshirecse.co.uk for more information.

Please report any concerns about child sexual exploitation to Warwickshire Police on 101 (always call 999 in an emergency).

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If you're worried about the way someone is treating you, or someone else, if something's not right, call or text the Say Something helpline on 116 000 - it's free and anonymous.

 

Issued: Friday 16 March 2018, 8:45am, HB, Corporate Communications

 

Published 16/03/18