SWGfL again applauds the BBC and the Panorama programme for airing One Click from Capture -view BBC page
. Following on from One Click from Danger shown earlier in the year, this programme focused on the risks and issues associated with publishing personal information on the Internet. The programme illustrated the story of how Roger Manning (43 from Cullompton, Devon) was found, arrested and sentenced on 20th May 2008 at Bristol Crown Court for an indeterminate sentence having pleaded guilty to three charges under the Sexual Offences Act- read news story
. The programme highlights the fantastic work of DI Simon Snell and his unit at Devon and Cornwall Police, work that is tirelessly mirrored across our other 4 forces.
The programme also revisited victims, Ellie and Olivia shown in One Click from Danger. The programme found them making a film for parents, a film being created by SWGfL. This film is one of 5 being created to support the SWGfL programme to reach every parent across the South West. The programme, last year saw 130 sessions and, this year is witnessing around 200 parent evenings being presented at schools across the region by the 15 Local Authorities and 5 Police Forces.
The Panorama programme, with the help of CEOP and other experts, gave key advice to stay safe online:
Top tips: Staying safe online.
- Keep personal Information Private when online
- Know about the privacy settings
- Never accept anyone you don't know
- Tell someone if you are uncomfortable
- Don't have the computer in a bedroom
SWGfL entirely endorses this advice, which can be made simple using the following GOLDen rules:
- Ground rules – have a conversation about how they should use the Internet, what information should be kept private and contact with unknown people;
- Online safety – security settings both on the computer and websites they visit;
- Location – computer should be in a family room;
- Dialogue – talk to your children about how they use the Internet and that they can talk to you if they feel uncomfortable.
Panorama provided additional and critical comment that there isn't a predator on every corner but if it happens to someone in your family statistics don't matter.