Online at Christmas 2023

We collaborated with Chameleon Productions and put together a video. The video features a story that explores the dangers of the internet when a child receives their first device at Christmas and concludes with Santa playing a message from ‘The 2 Johns’ discussing keeping children safe.

The production was made difficult by the COVID situation where our resources were more limited than usual but we hope the message comes across.

The message has never been more important as recent figures from the Internet Watch Foundation state that since lockdown self generated images of primary aged children has increased by 1000% with children aged 7 to 10 making up 40% of these images. As parents and carers we all need to join our young people on their journey on the Internet Express.

We hope everyone has as good a Christmas as possible and would like to thank everyone that has continued to work with us.

Take care everyone and we look forward to meeting many of you in 2024.

Best Regards

The 2 Johns

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