Police are running free courses to show parents how to teach their children to stay safe from sexual predators.
The events, which will be held at Leicestershire Police headquarters in Enderby, will be run by local officers and experts from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, (CEOP).
Inspector Rich Hiom, of Leicestershire Police, said: “There have been some high profile court cases in the media in recent months, both nationally and locally, which relate to child sexual exploitation.”
“This type of abuse is rare in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and can be difficult to detect because often the victim is unaware that they have been sexually exploited.”
“In many cases the adult abuser will befriend the child online.”
“It is important that parents, carers and those who work with children are aware of the signs and know what help is available.”
“These seminars are free to attend although places are limited, so I urge anyone interested to please contact me to secure their place.”
The seminars will take place at Leicestershire Police headquarter, in Enderby between 6pm and 8pm on Tuesday, October 1, Monday, October 14 and Monday, November 11.
To book a place e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org