Families invited to online safety event

The event is suitable for the whole family
The event is suitable for the whole family

An online safety session for families with children aged 10-14 years will be held in Ellon next week.

Ellon Family Learning will host the event on Wednesday, October 30 from 7-9pm at Ellon Academy Community Campus.

The event is aimed at parents who may feel overwhelmed with the ever changing world of social media and how it affects young people, or those who feel worried about their children and the impact that the online world is having on them.

Topics for discussion on the night include body image, social media, bullying, acceptable technology use, and peer pressure.

The session has been designed to be suitable for the whole family and there will be separate simultaneous adult and young person sessions running followed by time to bring everyone together for a family session.

This is a partnership event with CLD, Police Scotland and Ellon Academy as part of the newly launched Ellon Family Learning calendar of events.

Debbie Mackay said: "This is a very current topic which causes many parents and young people worry, anxiety and concern.

"Following high profile documentaries such as 'The Odd One Out' by Jesy Nelson we are hoping this will prove popular with families. This will likely not be a one off and we intend this to be the first of many inputs to support adults and young people in an ever changing technological world."

Booking for this event is essential, please email d.mackay@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.