Dear Parents & Carers,
The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children. Ever more so as we are working remotely.
We are therefore delighted to announce that St Thomas More Catholic School have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all parents and carers.
The resources include Parents & Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics, including:
- Online Relationships
- Fake Profiles & Social Bots
- Online Bullying
- Online Grooming
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Sexual Harassment & Violence
- Live Streaming
- Online Identity
- Screen Addiction
- Online Challenges
- Social Media Platforms
- Online Gambling
- Radicalisation, Terrorism & Extremism
- Age Inappropriate Content
- Copyright & Ownership
- Fake News
- Online Fraud
- Online Reputation
- Personal Data
- Targeted Adverts & Pop-Ups
- The Dark Web
- Games & Trends
To create your account, please follow http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-thomas-more-catholic-school-willenhall and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.
You can access National Online Safety online via any device- including via our brand-new smartphone app. To download the app, please go to:
Answers to frequently asked questions and customer service can be accessed at https://helpdesk.thenationalcollege.co.uk/helpcentre.
We recommend for our parents with children in years 7 & 8 that you complete “online safety training for parents of children 11-14”. If you have children in years 9-13 we recommend “online safety training for parents of children aged 14-18”. Any family completing a course between now and the end of half term will be entered into a prize draw for a voucher for family use. This will be announced as we return to school after the half term break.
Mrs S Roberts
Assistant Head teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
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