About & Reviews

 

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Hello and welcome to my website linking you to internet safety for children of all ages.

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My name is Sarah and I am a mum of 3 boys. My boys are in primary and secondary education.  I am based in North Yorkshire.

I have recently retired from CID on medical grounds. Following a role in the response unit, I worked as a detective for the last 13 years investigating a wide variety of serious crime, including prosecuting defendants who possessed and distributed indecent images of children. I specialised in interviewing children and vulnerable victims of all areas of crime including sexual offences.  During my policing role as well as my Policing, interview and crime studies, I also have attended various certificated courses which include Understanding Child Sex Offenders Behavioural Analysis, Interviewing Children & Vulnerable adults and I have completed a Specialist Child Abuse Investigation Development Programme.

During my police career I have gained a wide experience of the affects of online crime and internet safety.  I  am passionate about ensuring children of all ages are enabled to use the internet and social media safely, productively and effectively.

I appreciate that many parents, teachers and carers fully understand the risks that are widely published about the risks that are online for children.  However, the feedback I have received is, you know the risks but how can you support your children with internet safety? how do I keep up with their digital world?

All you need to do is take your every day parenting skills online.

How? Let me help you.

After supporting my own children starting to play on digital devices, go online, advance with social media and along with my police training I decided I was not ready to retire! I can help children, parents, vulnerable adults and teaching professionals travel the digital world safely.

I can come to your school, youth club, community centre, parent support group, village hall or business premises to deliver a presentation on internet safety, delivering what I have learned about internet safety and how to parent in a digital world!  I have a current CRB certificate.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch Contact details.

Links for you; Internet Safety for Parents and carers,   Internet Safety for Schools

Thank you

Sarah

66 thoughts on “About & Reviews”

  1. “Excellent presentation, really informative!!”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 8 and 12 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.

  2. “Fantastic presentation. Extremely informative. All videos very moving and meaningful. Very well presented. A lot of work for us to do now!!”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 10 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.

  3. “The whole evening was extremely informative”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 13 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Easingwold School.

  4. “Thank you, I learnt a lot”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 10 and 13 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Easingwold School.

  5. “I had not seen any of this before. It was very informative, helpful and really well put together. Thank you”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 12 and 15 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Easingwold School.

  6. “Good information and settings/apps to protect”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 12 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Easingwold School.

  7. “Useful to be able to share videos with my child. Great to have access to support sites”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 11 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Easingwold School.

  8. “Really grateful for all the tips on how to spot grooming and how to talk. App Controls was great”
    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 12, 15, 17 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Easingwold School.

  9. “All very informative, blocking of apps, password and digital footprint”
    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 12 and 15 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Easingwold School.

  10. “Cyber Bullying – Excellent presentation should be shown in all school assemblies”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 15 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Easingwold School

  11. “Thank you so very much. I have been to a few school events (Primary) and tonight’s information was more informative than any other presentation I have seen. Well done”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 13 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Ripon RAF Cadets

  12. “Thank you. Very valuable advice for a parent who has very little knowledge about the internet and how to parent the kids online”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 14, 16 and 18 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Ripon RAF Cadets

  13. “Really thoughtful, but as I know very little about apps/you tube/social media etc, it will take a while for all the information to settle into my brain! Thank you very much”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 8 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Harrogate Ladies College on 20th March 2017

  14. “Particularly useful” Parent then describes which areas of the talk were appreciated

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 12 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Harrogate Ladies College on 20th March 2017

  15. “Really useful”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 7 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Harrogate Ladies College on 20th March 2017

  16. “Excellent. Thank you very much!”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 9 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at North Stainley Primary school on 2nd March 2017

  17. “Excellent talk – thank you very much”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 7, 10 and 12 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Queen Mary’s school on 4th February 2017

  18. “Very good thanks – loads of information”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 13 & 15 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Queen Mary’s school on 4th February 2017

  19. “Thank you! Very Good”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of child aged 13 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Queen Mary’s school on 4th February 2017

  20. “Excellent presentation especially the cycle screens towards the end”

    Comment taken from a feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 12 & 15 who attended a Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Queen Mary’s school on 4th February 2017

  21. Thank you for delivering an eye-opening parent session, great staff training and an informative workshop for the children. It has been great to work with you and we will certainly touch base again in the future. I only wish more parents could hear what you have to say. I thought I was quite ‘savvy’ having teenage boys myself, but not so!

    1. Thank you for your review Mrs Taylor. It was great to meet you and your colleagues to discuss Internet Safety for your school during staff training. Your pupils were super to work with. Look forward to working again with you all soon, Sarah

  22. Review from Andrew Rickard, Head of Upper School at Thirsk School and Sixth College.

    Sarah worked very well with the full range of secondary students 11-18 through a series of assemblies. The assemblies were pitched appropriately for each age group and covered a vast array of online topics. The sessions were informative in terms of the information given but also what could happen if…… students were fully engaged and feedback from them has been incredibly positive. The session for parents was approached from a different angle and again was full of excellent information. As one parents said, “this was excellent, all parents should hear it”

  23. Review from Amy Foulerton, Head of PSHE at Mowbray School in Bedale

    I originally rang Sarah and asked if she’d consider delivering an assembly to our school, which is a special school, and whether she was able to adapt her material to meet our needs. Sarah was fantastic with her correspondence and arranged a time prior to the assembly to come and visit the school so she had an understanding of the children she’d be delivering to.
    We had a meeting where she showed me her resources and tailored them exactly to our school and needs. When it came to the assembly she delivered at a level which was appropriate to our children and she was able to engage the children throughout. The content of her assembly was current and child friendly which enabled our children to be involved.
    Sarah also delivered a small workshop to a selected group of children. This was more personal and Sarah was able to provide a safe environment for our children to discuss further issues relating to internet safety. They felt extremely comfortable with her which allowed the children to be open and honest.
    Both the teaching staff and head teacher were extremely impressed with Sarah’s work and as a result have asked for her to return and speak with parents at parents evening and be part of future events at school to raise awareness of internet safety. I’d highly recommend her to any school and really appreciate her ability to adapt to meet our needs as a school.

  24. “Excellent, thank you”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 11 and 8 years old, who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Skelton Newby Hall Primary School on the 26th January 2017

  25. “Really helpful, thank you”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 9 and 11 years old, who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Skelton Newby Hall Primary School on the 26th January 2017

  26. “A very informative talk and I will certainly be reviewing my internet security settings at home. Thank you”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 10 and 7 years old, who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Skelton Newby Hall Primary School on the 26th January 2017

  27. “Very informative, learnt lots”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 4, 8 and 12 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  28. “Thank you Sarah, this has been really useful. I learnt a lot and it’s good to know you talked to the Sixth Form today”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of a child aged 16 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  29. “Many thanks for a fascinating insight”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 12 and 14 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  30. “Excellent presentation – really useful and essential information for all children and parents”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 9, 11 and 13 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  31. “Excellent. Just wish my husband could have made it too. Very informative”
    “Really pleased came – time went very quickly, v useful”
    “Made notes but not got everything down”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 13 and 17 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

    I send all the links to my presentation so no worry if parents do not get everything down.

  32. “Very interesting and informative”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of a child aged 10 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  33. “Very Informative”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of a child aged 11 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  34. “Excellent presentation, very well explained, well done!”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 8 and 14 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  35. “This was a very good and easy to follow explanation. Having a child in year 6, it is of concern and finding the right information is sometimes difficult.
    Thank you very much for your time”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 11 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  36. “Found the whole presentation very useful and learned a lot from it. Could have done with this info a few years ago when our children were younger. Many thanks”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 15 and older who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  37. “Thanks for such a clear delivery”
    Lady also enquired if I could help an older generation community group of which I can do.

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Grandmother of children aged 13 and 16 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  38. “very useful and informative. Thank you”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 12 and 15 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  39. “Excellent, lots of useful information. Thank you”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 12 and 2 older at college/Uni, who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  40. “Very useful – thank you. Links shown to “how to” and support especially for a mum who doesn’t use these herself!”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 12 and 9 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  41. “I missed the first 10 minutes or so but thought the presentation was informative and engaging”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of a child aged 15 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  42. “Informative, Interesting, opened my eyes to the world of the Internet.
    Presented well, clear information and easy to understand.
    Thank you”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 4 and 7 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  43. “Really useful info for now and the future! I need to go and evaluate the safety features etc on our devices at home.
    Looking forward to receiving the web addresses which I will use and share with friends and family!”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of a child aged 8 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  44. “Thank you very much. Very informative. (My daughter found it so too!)

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 14 and 4 older who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017.
    In relation to the daughter, I had seen all year groups from Thirsk School during the day for Internet Safety assemblies.

  45. “Very good content and advice. We have 2 young boys (9&6) and so a lot of this will be helpful in the not too distant future as they get more involved online”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 9 and 6 who attended Go Wise Online Parent Presentation at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College on the 25th January 2017

  46. Comment taken from my LinkedIn site written by Nigel Morgan, operations Manager at Yorkshire Agricultural Society and retired Police Inspector/Emergency planning from North Yorkshire Police
    “Sarah was a very competent and professional member of my team in North Yorkshire Police. Extremely reliable and very confident dealing with many complex and difficult situations. Despite this Sarah was always calm and supportive to both her colleagues and victims with a great smile and reassuring sense of humour. She was a very popular member of the team and someone I will always have the highest regard for!”

  47. “Very informative, thank you”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 7 and 11 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  48. “Excellent. Lots of useful information. Very accessible and well presented”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 14 and 19 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  49. “Super informative evening, thank you so much”

    On seeing this presentation, Parent asks for guidance for parents at a primary school.

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 12 and 10 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  50. “Excellent informative presentation, thanks”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 8, 10 and 12 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  51. “Very informative and useful”
    “Lots of information, 2 hours is about right”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 10 and 14 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  52. “Extremely interesting, eye opening and thought provoking”
    “Will use some of the tools and guidance given to protect my family in the future”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 13 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  53. “Excellent, thank you”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 12, 10 and 2 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  54. “Thank you. Very insightful”
    parent described which website she found useful that were shown during the presentation.

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 11, 8 and 2 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  55. “Really useful”
    “Leant a great deal”
    “Thank you”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 9 and 11 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  56. “Interesting and horrifying. I think I have been naïve but the presentation has helped me wise up”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 14 and 9 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  57. “Very, Very informative”
    “Almost too much to give praise on”
    Parent then describes which apps they will now be using.

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 8 and 11 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  58. “A really interesting presentation. Thank you”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 18, 16 and 11 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  59. “This has been a very interesting session. Which has opened my eyes to a lot of issues that we as parents are not fully aware of.
    I particularly found the parental controls section interesting”

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 16 and 17 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  60. “Thanks Sarah. Really helpful presentation. Feel a lot more informed”
    Parent describes which website links found useful and will be using.

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 14 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  61. “Sarah, what a fabulous talk, one of the most informative I’ve been to. A real wake up call! I have made some notes but would welcome the links. Parents should be made to come and listen to this!
    Thank you so much for your time and information”

    User asked for all links shown in presentation.
    From Sarah, all parents that attended will received links used along with an explanation.

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a parent of children aged 14, 18 and 20 years old who attended a Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School.

  62. “Excellent informative evening, some great tips”
    Attendee describes which apps he liked and will be using that that were explained during the evening.

    Comment taken from feedback form completed by a Parent of children aged 12 and 13 years old who attended a Go Wise Online Parents Presentation at Ripon Grammar School

  63. Very interesting information evening; You think you know quite a bit about social media until you come to Sarah’s information evening and realise how much more it’s out there and how exposed our children are.
    Thanks to Sarah I know a lot more about How to teach our children to behave, to be able to navigate the internet safely and to give them the skills to make the right decisions about their ‘digital life”

    Ripon Grammar Parent, with children aged 19, 16 and 11.

  64. Thank you to all the parents who attended from Ripon Grammar to a parent presentation last night. I will be sending you all the links you saw last night to help you set up parental controls and safety settings. Thank you

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