Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 9 February 2010

6pm for 6.30pm

Detective Inspector John Geden, Head of Offender Management for Child Exploitation and Online Protection

Room HC 029, Herbert Colins Building, Southampton Solent University, SO14 0RD | Directions and maps at

This event is free, open to all who MUST be over the age of 17, due to the nature of this presentation. Please book through the BCS website, both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments, and particularly as the numbers are limited.

The presentation concentrates on the dangers of the internet and includes sensible measures that parents can use to protect their children from online threats. Detective Inspector John Geden will use some examples and there are some videos which show the role of Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) and the threats posed by Internet based sex offenders. He will explain the offences that are commonly committed and also make the point that an online abuser is also very likely to commit contact offences. Although he will not be showing any indecent images, (to do so would be unlawful), the presentation will contain language etc that has an adult theme and therefore we must ensure that the audience must not contain people under 18 years old.

Detective Inspector John Geden is Head of Offender Management for CEOP and the deputy head of the Intelligence Faculty. He was a Hampshire Officer seconded to this post since 2009. The offender management team comprise the UK and overseas tracker teams who support UK law enforcement by locating absent sex offenders and gathering intelligence on suspected sex offenders.

He has had a varied police career in both uniform and CID. During his time at Portsmouth he was the SIO for some high profile cases including two children who were abducted from social services care by their mother, an historic abuse case made by residents of a former children's home and a protracted enquiry into several hundred hate letters sent to victims throughout the UK by a local postman.

Bookings have now closed for this event.