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Moray parents and children urged to come to online safety talk

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An information session to make parents and children aware of the dangers of the internet is being held in Elgin next week.

Mind the Gap is being held on Monday at the Elgin Youth Cafe and is an open chat about sexting, online grooming and online safety.

It is designed to make both parents and their kids aware of the hidden dangers the online world brings, including social media and multiplayer games.

The event is free and is an opportunity for locals to learn about some strategies they can employ to make the world of technology safer for their entire family.

Elgin mum Elizabeth Broadhurst has organised the event and hopes it will be helpful.

She said: “I’ve know someone who has been groomed over the internet and had to speak to the police about it and it really opened my eyes to the whole situation, as suddenly it was very close to home.

“Children have changed over the years as when I was young I never used to be home and was always begging to go out.

“Now they are always online, on a phone or tablet and unless parents are tech savvy, most of the time they don’t know what they are doing.”

The event is being run by E-Educate and the talk will be given by expert Susanna Harris and her 19-year-old son. It runs from 6pm-8.30pm.

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