Gwent youngsters get cyber safety lessons
4:01pm Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
Children in Gwent are being educated about staying safe online as part of the All-Wales cyber safety lessons.
The All-Wales School Liaison Core Programme run cyber-safety lessons to teach children about potential online dangers. For 14-16 year- old's they offer lessons in 'Dangerous Deception' for those who may be at risk of sexual exploitation and warn them about those who put pressure on them to send sexualised images.
The NSPCC conducted a study into young people, children and 'sexting' in 2012, which showed a range of between 15 and 40 per cent of young people were involved in sexting. This is defined as sexual messages or images shared through mobile phones and on the Internet.
The joint report by NSPCC and Childline has found that the majority of sexting came from peers and that girls were the most affected. A recent BBC Newsnight report found that six out of ten teenagers had been asked for sexual images or videos.
The All-Wales cyber safety lessons also run for 11-14 -year-old's about the dangers of talking to people online with a video of Bethan, a secondary school pupil who is tricked into an online relationship which is not what it appears to be.
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