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New Road Shows in Basildon

Posted on 15 March, 2018 at 3:05 Comments comments (11)

We are really excited as during June we will now be running some newly written sessions for many year 8 and 9 students across the Basildon Area.

This is another project where we are working closely with the Basildon Community Safety Partnership and Essex Youth Services.

We have enjoyed many previous successful events with the Basildon Community Safety Team and it will be fantastic to work with everyone again.

We are also looking forward to running another evening for the Ten...

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Concerns Regard ROBLOX

Posted on 17 October, 2017 at 7:55 Comments comments (6)

We are putting out this post following our visit to a school yesterday. As most people know we are concerned about the popular app ROBLOX which is by far the most popular game played by children from 5 to 10 years of age.

We were talking to a very large group of year 1 students and we were shocked when over half of them said they were playing ROBLOX. When we spoke to Year 2 at least 70 percent of them were playing the game.

Most of these children then disclosed that they had onlin...

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Two New Courses in March and April 2017

Posted on 16 February, 2017 at 6:50 Comments comments (2)

We are pleased to announce that we are running two new 'Safeguarding Children in the 21st Century' courses over the next few months.

Both courses are being run at the Wickford CLC in Wickford.

The dates are March 23rd and April 27th

Both courses are already almost fully sold out.

We are looking forward to running another Internet Safety Conference for PROVIDE at the Marconi Social Club in Chelmsford on Tuesday 7th March 2017.

We are also putting the finishing tou...

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Great Feedback

Posted on 23 November, 2016 at 5:15 Comments comments (12)

We received a message today that we think sums up what motivates us to do the work we do. We often get told things like this but for a parent to take the time to send us a message means a lot to us


Hi,

 

I'm one of the parents who attended your presentation at ........ school last night & I just want to Thankyou for the massive, scary & extremely informative insight into keeping our kids safe on the Internet.

It's opened my eyes up to what is...

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Looking Forward to another two busy weeks

Posted on 27 October, 2016 at 5:40 Comments comments (1)

We are enjoying the October half term break and are reflecting on an incredibly busy 5 weeks where we have visited so many places and spoke to so many people. In the last month alone we have delivered the Walk Online Roadshow to over 2500 children.

We are now looking forward to our busiest November ever where we are working with the Basildon Community Safety Partnership to put on the Walk Online Roadshow for thousands of children across Basildon, Wickford and Billericay. We are also loo...

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Busy Start to the year

Posted on 26 September, 2016 at 2:00 Comments comments (98)

We cant believe that we have already presented to over 1500 children since the return from the summer holidays!

So far the two most popular applications/games of concern are Musical.ly and Pokemon Go.

Parents need to make sure that the settings on their childs musical.ly account are set to private because strangers are saving childrens videos off line.

When playing Pokemon Go children need to be aware that strangers may use the game as an opportunity to start randomly talkin...

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Looking Forward to the New School Year

Posted on 5 September, 2016 at 5:15 Comments comments (2)

We are excited to start the New School Year and looking at our diary we have realised we have an exceptionally busy 3 months coming up.

 

We cant wait to run the 'Walk Online' Roadshow again for Basildon District Council where the event will be seen by thousands of local children and also cant wait to work on two new specialist courses where we will be doing a lot of work around gaming and sexting.

 

We are also about to trial a new training product for Secon...

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OFSTED assess us as outstanding

Posted on 11 June, 2016 at 4:30 Comments comments (0)

We are very proud that following a recent inspection of Thurrock LSCB by OFSTED they singled out the EST Walk Online Roadshow as an example of outstanding practise their positive words have given us even further motivation to take the Roadshow out to a wider audience.

So far our roadshow has been seen by 11,000 children over the past two months taking in Basildon, Thurrock, Maldon and Brentwood along with many individual schools

Basildon Council have also just confirmed they want ...

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Crazy 2 Months

Posted on 25 April, 2016 at 11:20 Comments comments (0)

Thank you to everyone that has made the last two months an incredible experience for us.

We have managed to deliver our message, via the 'Walk Online Roadshow' to over 7000 children across Essex (I hate to think how many that averages a day)

The feedback we have been receiving has been amazing be it from Children or Adults.

We are now so busy that our diary stretches into the new school year so any thoughts of putting our feet up in the near future will have to wait.

S...

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Walk Online

Posted on 20 February, 2016 at 8:20 Comments comments (1)

We are very excited about the impending arrival of March as throughout the month we are working closely with the Thurrock safeguarding Childrens Board delivering the newly updated 'Walk Online' roadshow to thousands of local year 5, 10 and 11 students.

The venue will be at the Blackshots theatre in Grays with audiences of 750 per event so it should keep us on our toes.

We also have a big week next week where we will be presenting in Southend/ Chelmsford/ Corringham and Silver End....

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