My Smarter Essex

My Smarter Essex: The Internet – What's really going on?

My Smarter Essex: The Internet – What's really going on?

Thursday 21 April, Passmores Academy, Harlow

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TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Yubo, are words that parents may or may not have heard of. As adults when we think about the internet we may think of funny cat videos, shopping online or sharing photos of our dinner on Facebook, but the digital world that our children are left to wander through alone every day can be very different indeed. Recent studies by OFSTED have shown that our young people can be exposed to shocking material online. Students in both primary and secondary schools said that they or someone they know had experienced online sexual abuse or harassment, with nearly 90% of female students saying that they had received unsolicited 'nudes'.

Do you really know what is going on in your child’s smartphone?

For all the parents and carers of young people in Harlow, have no fear: CSES, Passmores Academy and ECC are on the case and are here to help you get up to speed with how to protect your young person and help keep them safe in the digital world. We want to work together with you to help every young person in Harlow to navigate the internet safely by equipping parents and carers with the right knowledge and skills. We also want to showcase the amazing work of Essex-based companies in this area and reveal the breadth of career opportunities available to anyone who wants to build a better internet-enabled future.

On Thursday 21st April 2022, Passmores Academy invite the Harlow Community to an evening with a Laughologist and experts the field of safely navigating the internet to find out "what is really going on?". Join us for a sociable evening of comedy, quizzes, polls and showcases.

Have children of Primary or Secondary age and don't want to leave them at home? Don't worry about childcare, there will be fun, hands-on STEAM activities to keep them entertained and engaged whilst you enjoy the event!

In addition to all of this, Passmores catering students will be providing you and your family with dinner and refreshments throughout the evening.

"It is the responsibility of all adults in a young person's life to help keep them safe in the real world and, more increasingly, in the digital world. "

— Vic Goddard, Co-Principal of Passmores Academy

This will be the first of four events, held across the county, dealing with topical STEM issues and showcasing STEM education, training and employment opportunities in Essex. Keep an eye out for future updates!

So what are you waiting for? Go to to book your place.

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