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New Internet Safety Workshops offer parents advice on how to support children online

Autism Berkshire is launching free Internet Safety Workshops for Parents and Carers to help them support children and young people with autism to safely navigate the online world.

Children, young people and adults with autism can be more vulnerable online. The workshops are designed to help parents and carers improve their own knowledge and confidence, so they are better able to help those they support.

Among the topics the course will cover are:

  • Social media websites and apps
  • Using parental controls
  • Ideas for guidelines on use of the internet and mobile phones.
  • The positive side of the online world, including tools and software to enhance users’ experiences.

The first two workshops will take place at the Autism Berkshire office at 7 Richfield Place, 12 Richfield Avenue, Reading, on Thursday, June 22, and Thursday, July 23. Both will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Tea and coffee will be available.

The workshops are open to any parents or carers of children, young people or adults with autism who live in Berkshire, as well as other relatives, including grandparents.

Click here to book free places at these workshops.

We are able to offer these workshops free of charge thanks to funding from the Thames Valley Police Property Act Fund, with the aim of reducing cybercrime affecting vulnerable people.

For more information about this course, call the Autism Berkshire office on 01189 594 594 or email