BAK LTD, an Independent O2 Franchise located just outside of Bradford has started to spread awareness throughout the local community on how to keep children safe online. The franchise, now entering its 10th year of business, operates both of the O2 stores in Bradford and has worked hard at raising the profile of O2’s most recent partnership with the NSPCC. The partnerships aims to provide information to parents and carers about the dangers of the online world whilst educating them on how to keep their children safe online.
The resident Bradford O2 Guru, Tom Sokulski has been linking up with West Yorkshire Police force and working closely with the Bradford Cyber Officers, helping them deliver a number of workshops and online safety sessions.
The special team of police community officers are the first policing team of its kind within the UK. They have already visited more than 20 schools in the Bradford region and delivered over 100 classroom sessions to more than 2,000 children between Years 3 to 6. Alongside the classroom sessions, the team are also hosting parent workshops and group sessions for school staff and carers, educating them on the steps that can be made to ensure children are kept safe online.
Tom has shared his broad knowledge on all mobile handsets and tablets and has demonstrated how security and privacy settings can be changed. He also shared details of the latest Azoomee product on the market, available from the O2 store, the Azoomee content provides a safe and controlled platform for children to access the internet and games that is monitored by the parent or carer.
With many more sessions planned this year, we are looking forward to continuing to support this innovative project.
For more information about how you can help protect your children online, please visit http://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/child-protection or visit Tom at the O2 store at Bradford Forster Square Retail Park.