A series of online safety roadshows have been held across the area to help keep children safe online.

This year’s ‘Keeping Children Safe Online’ events aimed at parents/carers and young people were organised by North Ayrshire Child Protection Committee and took place in Irvine, Kilbirnie, Arran, Stevenston and Largs.

The team of experts provided information on specific platforms, security settings and advice on how best to ensure how you can always be safe when online.

Cllr Robert Foster, Cabinet member for the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care, said: “We are really grateful to the North Ayrshire Child Protection Committee, and all our partners, for putting on these fantastic, informative roadshows.

“I speak to lots of parents and carers and online safety is a topic that comes up all the time.

“We all want to give our kids a bit of freedom but at the same time we want to know they are safe. The internet and online technologies are changing all the time so these roadshows are like a refresher course for all of us.

“There are lots of great resources out there and we would urge parents/carers and young people to use them and seek help if the need it.”

For further advice, please go to: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/