GET the lowdown on keeping your child safe on the internet at a workshop being held in April.

A series of cyber-safety workshops will take place across the Safer North Hampshire area in late March and early April, designed to help parents and carers learn more about cyber safety issues, and the websites and apps their young children or teenagers might be using online.

The hour-long sessions, part of National Family Safety Week, will cover some of the latest online trends, as well as advise parents on what they can do to protect their children and prompt conversations about online content.

The sessions, which will be delivered by a qualified member of council staff, who is part of the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) Ambassador programme, and will take place on April 1 from 7pm to 8pm at the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council offices, in London Road.

Councillor Simon Bound, chairman of the Safer North Hampshire Partnership, said: “It’s important for parents to be up to date with the latest developments online, and to know how they can help to keep their children safe. We hope that these sessions provide some useful knowledge, and give parents the confidence they need to talk about these issues.”

Other sessions will be held in Hart and Rushmoor.

To book onto a session or to find out more, email stating which session you would like to attend and how many spaces you require.