Keeping Your Children Safe Online, and from Gang and Knife Crime
Thursday 4th April, 7pm
Merton Civic Centre, Crown Lane, Morden, SM4 5DX
Message from Siobhain McDonagh, MP
Like you, I have watched in horror over recent months at the extremely concerning rise in gang and knife crime across our capital. This violent crime has shocked us all and a number of parents in Mitcham and Morden have raised their concerns with me about the dangers facing children and young people.
That’s why I am organising a public event to provide advice and information to parents on keeping children safe online and from gang and knife crime. The event will take place in Merton Civic Centre next to Morden Tube Station on Thursday 4th April from 7pm to 9pm.
We will have experts from Google and Facebook speaking about the dangers that young people face online and advising parents on the steps they can take to protect their children. Chris Everett, Executive Principal of Harris Academy East Dulwich, and PC Kudliskis will also be in attendance to talk about their experience keeping young people away from gang and knife crime.
These talks will be followed by an advice fair from 8pm, where parents will have the opportunity to sit and speak one-to-one with representatives from organisations working with young people locally. Members of the local police teams, Merton Council’s youth service, and the AFC Wimbledon Foundation will be present, including a number of other youth groups.
All are welcome and I hope to see you there!
Siobhain McDonagh, MP