Why did CJAZ choose this charity?
Christoforos Charity Foundation (CCF) was initially brought to our attention through a talk given at Nick’s sons school. He was deeply shocked and moved by what had happened to Christoforos and his family and unfortunately continues to happen in our community. Everyone at CJAZ were deeply saddened by Christoforos’ tragic story and we felt we really wanted to be able to contribute and make a difference.
As an experienced IT company, we also felt that online safety was an area that we could really help with, especially helping to raise awareness of potential threats, how to start talking with our children about online safety and improving our online safety.
Why was CCF set up?
Christoforos Charity Foundation was set up following the tragic loss of 15-year-old Christopher who took his own life after being trolled by online predators.
It was covered in both local and national news, a reminder of this tragic story can be seen below.
What do CCF do?
The charity aims to raise awareness of the dangers of social media misuse, cyberbullying and the dark web. CCF arrange events and deliver talks to young children in schools and in community groups. The organisation and it’s volunteers also arrange free fun activities for kids to keep them away from their screens for a few hours and give them a chance to interact in person.
What are the most common threats posed online to Children’s safety?
Unfortunately, many parents and carers believe that because our children are playing upstairs in their bedroom and are on their devices gamily or watching online content that they are safe. This simply is not the case. By raising awareness of the potential threats to our children we can start opening the conversation around what games our children are playing and who with and start protecting them better. Common online threats include:
Posting Private Information
Falling for Scams
Accidentally Downloading Malware
Posts that Come Back to Haunt a Child Later in Life
We discuss some of the way’s we can protect our children in our blog ‘Internet Safety during the summer holidays’.
CJAZ are official sponsors of CCF
CJAZ has sponsored CCF this year and hope to encourage other companies to do the same.
All sponsorships and donations are used to arrange free fun activities for kids to keep them away from their screens for a few hours and give them a chance to interact in person.
What can you do to get involved?
Raise awareness by sharing their information
Over the next 12 months CJAZ will be sharing lots of tips and advice about online safety. By sharing and commenting on this social media, we start to raise awareness of the issues and empower parents and carers to take action to protect our children.
Make a donation.
All donations go directly to making a difference to the Christoforos Charity Foundation
Become a Volunteer
If you enjoy activities and games, have some spare time at the weekend and would like to spend time with children, CCF could be the rewarding volunteering opportunity for you!
For a list of free activities and ways to fundraise [lease visit the CCF website for more details…