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Like you, I have watched in horror in over recent months at the
extremely concerning rise in gang and knife crime across our capital. This
violent crime has shocked us all and a number of parents in Mitcham and Morden
have raised their concerns with me about the dangers facing children and young
That’s why I organised a public event to provide advice and
information to parents on keeping children safe online and from gang and knife
We had experts from
Google and Facebook speaking about the dangers that young people face online
and advising parents on the steps they can take to protect their children. Also in attendance was Chris
Everett, Executive Principal of Harris Academy East Dulwich, and PC Kudliskis
to talk about their experience keeping young people
away from gang and knife crime. The presentations were incredibly informative, with a packed room in attendance.
These talks were followed
by an advice fair from 8pm, where parents had the opportunity to sit and
speak one-to-one with representatives from organisations working with young
people locally. Members of the local police teams, Merton Council’s youth
service, and the AFC Wimbledon Foundation were present, including a number
of other youth groups.
Thank you to all who attended and all of the fantastic local organisations who volunteered their time so generously.