At Hale Academy we believe that the safety of our children is of paramount importance. With smartphones, tablets and other forms of digital technology becoming so widespread in our children’s lives, the issue of internet safety is more significant than ever.
This page contains a list of websites that we hope you would find useful if you wish to learn more about keeping your child safe online or if you are concerned about inappropriate use of technology, either by your child or another child. We understand that if an incident occurs outside of school, such as cyber bulling, it can be difficult to know how to seek help. Although our teachers are always willing to give advice, these dedicated organisations have a wealth of knowledge that you may find useful in such situations.
The following websites provide information and advice for parents if you are concerned about your child’s internet safety.
Net Aware is a site set up by NSPCC, containing fantastic guides to the different apps, sites and games used by children. It also contains excellent articles about more general online safety topics.
The Parentzone website provides advice for parents on a range of websites and games, ranging from Snapchat and Instagram to Fortnite and Minecraft.
The Parent Info website provides high quality infomation to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. It covers a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like 'how much sleep do teenagers need?'
Childnet is an organisation dedicated to making the internet a safe place for young people. This page has information and advice for parents, including a section on how you can report an online risk or concern.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection are a law enforcement agency that deals with online criminal abuse. If you are worried about sexual abuse or the way that someone is talking to your child, then please contact this page.