National Online Safety

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

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.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Neil Arnould

Vice Principal 

 

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