Online environments are a huge part of modern lives. Most children/teenagers spend a lot of their spare time online. In school we educate our students about online risks; such as Online bullying, Privacy & Security and the dangers of Online Gaming, Social Media and Streaming.
As a parent, it is very difficult to navigate and support our children through this aspect of their lives. At the Leigh UTC, we really want to support parents in this regard. In order to support you, we have registered for www.nationalonlinesafety.com which has some helpful explainer videos to outline some of the dangers and how you can minimise risk whilst our children are online. There are also certified courses specifically aimed to support parents with online safety which are age specific.
Any parent within the Leigh UTC community can have access to the website. Each week, we plan to specialise in one such area. This week is national anti-bullying week and we would like to start by raising awareness around ‘Online Bullying’. Doing these courses/watching these videos could be something that you do with your child to create a dialogue.
In order to access the content, first you must register by clicking the following link: http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/the-leigh-utc
In order to access our featured video of the week, select ‘Explainer videos’ and choose ‘An introduction to Online Bullying’.
We will be highlighting one video each week but you are free to explore further at your leisure.
We hope you enjoy the resource and that it allows you to support your child to stay safe online.
Upcoming videos of the week
|Week 1||18/11/2020||An Introduction to Online Bullying|
|Week 2||25/11/2020||An Introduction to Social Media|
|Week 3||02/12/2020||An Introduction to Mental Health & Wellbeing|
|Week 4||09/12/2020||An Introduction to Online Information|
|Week 5||16/12/2020||An Introduction to Technology & Devices|
|Week 6||06/01/2021||An Introduction to Identity & Self Image|
|Week 7||13/01/2021||An Introduction to Online Racism|
|Week 8||20/01/2021||An Introduction to Screen Grabs|
|Week 9||27/01/2021||An Introduction to Online Banter|
|Week 10||03/02/2021||An Introduction to Trolling & Online Abuse|
|Week 11||10/02/2021||Parents course: Online safety for pupils aged 11-14 OR Online safety for pupils aged 14-18|