The internet and related technologies, including mobile phones, digital video, blogs, podcasting and social networks are becoming very important in the daily lives of our children and young people. Increasingly the technologies are being used in the classroom because they enable pupils to engage creatively with their learning. Socially our children and young people often use the Internet for entertainment, interaction and communication with 'friends'.
In school, the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning (HGforL) provides for a safe and secure online environment. It is a very comprehensive and all encompassing support system for schools in Hertfordshire, helping them to constantly improve their provision. Schools have responsibilities for ensuring that all users follow their Acceptable Use Policy. Outside school access to the Internet can take place anywhere and at anytime, so it is important that pupils are able to use the ICT safely.
Please see our list (below) of useful parent-friendly weblinks that have been approved by HGforL. These links will be helpful for the parents/carers of any child using the Internet in any capacity. All of them have been designed to help protect our children by giving parents and carers advice about the pitfalls of the digital world and how to overcome them.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online. Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Parent Info is a website for parents, covering all of the issues amplified by the internet. Its newsfeed function enables us to share constantly updated, expert advice directly on this website.
Parent Info is a collaboration between NCA-CEOP and Parent Zone:
Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life. They provide support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families navigate the internet safely and confidently
NCA-CEOP is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command of the National Crime Agency, reaching over five million children and young people a year through its Thinkuknow education programme and regularly conveys its vital online safety messages to over 145,000 practitioners (such as social workers, teachers and police officers) registered to their network, who cascade these messages directly to children and young people.
To view this newsfeed, please click on the link below:
Helpful links to look at with your family
Tips for staying safe online: