Free performance of ‘In the Net’ for parents and carers

Free performances of an award-winning play which highlights the importance of internet safety to Key Stage 2 primary school children have been lined up to ensure parents and carers understand its key messages and can then reinforce them at home.

‘In the Net,’ by the AlterEgo Theatre Group, is due to be shown to eight and nine-year-old schoolchildren across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland this term. Two evening performances have been organised and will take place on Thursday, January 25 at the Retro Suite, Wigston and Tuesday, February 20 at Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray.

Most children access the internet from a very early age. While it is a fantastic learning and social resource it does come with risks and it is essential children are given the tools they need to stay safe online from a very early age. ‘In the Net’ does just that, using an entertaining, interactive pantomime as its vehicle, introducing and exploring concepts such as:

  • Safe internet use
  • Keeping personal information safe
  • The effects of cyber-bullying on others
  • What to do if you are being cyber-bullied
  • What to do when you get that ‘Uh-Oh!’ feeling
  • What to do if you have questions or concerns

Further information about the play and about AlterEgo Theatre Group can be found at:


Performances will be followed by a brief presentation by a local authority safeguarding lead.

  1. Retro Suite – Thursday, January 25, 2018
  2. Melton Theatre – Tuesday, February 20 2018

Agencies across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are working tirelessly to protect children from harm. This is one of a number of initiatives currently being rolled out across the county to help keep them safe online and tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

For further information about these projects please contact [email protected]

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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