Category Archives: Parents

“Be Internet Awesome”: New Google resource to help KS2 children make smart decisions online #esafety

Google has released a new educational tool designed to offer children and young people explore safely what the online world has to offer. Although initially developed within the USA for use with children in grades 3-5, the resource is likely … Continue reading

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Engaging Parents and Carers with Children’s Use of Apps – Template Letters for Schools and Settings

The Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) and e-Safety Development Officer within the Education Safeguarding team  regularly receive queries from schools and settings regarding new and popular apps, and enquiring if template letters are available to warn parents and carers about apps, games and … Continue reading

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NSPCC launch new tools to help parents ensure children are ‘#shareaware’

The NSPCC have updated their #ShareAware campaign with new resources to enable parents and carers to ‘untangle’ the online world and to help them to teach the children to be ‘Share Aware’. The campaign focuses on the need to talk to children about … Continue reading

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Online Safety Alerts – Think Before you Scare

In recent weeks a number of schools and other professionals have approached the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding team  in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via the … Continue reading

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FREE PSHE Association-accredited resources regarding body image and self-esteem from Parent Zone and Dove

Parent Zone are working with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to bring its acclaimed PSHE Association-accredited resources to UK schools. FREE in-school teaching resources are available, that have been specially designed to help teachers deliver workshops to pupils, promoting self-esteem and body confidence. … Continue reading

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#SID2017 – Top Tips for Young People and Parents

The following tips from the UK Safer Internet Centre may be helpful for schools and settings to share with learners and parents/carers so they can consider how they can help “be the change?” for this years Safer Internet Day. How … Continue reading

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New Digital Advertising Resources for KS2 from Media Smart

Earlier this month the Children’s Commissioner released a report ‘Growing Up Digital’ which highlighted the need for young people to be better prepared for online life by building their digital resilience. For many children today, the digital world is a … Continue reading

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Kayleigh’s Love Story – New film produced by Leicestershire Police

A film about how a 15-year-old Leicestershire schoolgirl was groomed online by a stranger and subsequently raped and murdered has made available to watch online and could be used as an educational resource. Kayleigh’s Love Story – FactSheet Kayleigh’s Love Story … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2017 Education Packs now available!

Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’. To help schools, youth groups, police services, libraries and other organisations run activities for Safer Internet Day 2017 , the … Continue reading

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Online Safety at Christmas Time and Beyond – Template Letter to share with Parents

As Christmas draws near, many children may be looking forward to receiving new electronic devices or games under the tree. Educational settings may find this to be an appropriate time to highlight some simple online safety tips to help parents/carers make … Continue reading

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