Letter National Online Safety

The Leigh UTC logo. A school for eleven to nineteen year olds.

Dear Parent / Carer,

Re: Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 9th February

The pandemic has taught us what a positive impact that the internet can have in education. We are continuing to learn effectively through virtual classrooms that we attend through websites acting as virtual corridors. Our teachers are still very real and present but are completing their role admirably through a live online lesson. 

The Leigh UTC has recently been able to celebrate achieving the accolade of being a National Online Safety certified school. This means that our governors, parents and teachers have all been accessing resources and using www.nationalonlinesafety.com to gain a greater understanding of how we can support our school community to be safe on the internet.

We’ve been highlighting a video of the week since November and large numbers of parents are watching. As we approach Safer Internet day, we are asking parents to complete a free ‘Online safety course’. Parents who complete the course will be emailed a certificate. Students whose parents complete the course will be awarded with 5 positive points!

If you have already registered, simply go to www.nationalonlinesafety.com and enter your credentials. 

If you have not yet registered, please click the following link: http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/the-leigh-utc 

Online safety for parents of children ages 11-14
Online safety for parents of children aged 14-18

Find the courses pictured here (either through the search function or by scrolling through the options) can be completed any time between now and half term. You will receive your certificate straight away and points will be added to Bromcom at the end of the term. 

In order to access our featured video of the week, select ‘Explainer videos’ and choose ‘An introduction to Online Banter’.

We hope you enjoy the resource and that it allows you to support your child to stay safe online.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Arnould

Vice Principal