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.
As you may already know, The Halley Academy has 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
- 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
- Social Media Platforms
If you have not previously done so, you can create your account by following https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/the-halley-academy and completing your details. When you are set up, you must set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.
You can access National Online Safety online via any device – including via their brand-new smartphone app. To download the app, please go to:
Alternatively, search for ‘National Online Safety’ in the App Store/Google Play Store.
Answers to frequently asked questions and customer service can be accessed at https://helpdesk.thenationalcollege.co.uk/helpcentre.
I can recommend that you start your National Online Safety journey by completing the Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Parents & Carers of Children aged 11-14 or the Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Parents & Carers of Children aged 14-18, depending on the age of your child.
The Halley Academy also sends out weekly National Online Safety guides about online safety to all of our parents and carers.
If you have any questions regarding online safety or safeguarding issues then please do not hesitate to contact a member of our safeguarding team.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Cronin, Head of Easley School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mr Russell, Head of Franklin School, email@example.com
Mr Stevens, Head of Turing School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Harrison, Head of Hawking School, email@example.com
Ms Wilson, SENDCo, firstname.lastname@example.org
We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible, although please note that the email addresses are not monitored all of the time.
If your concern is an emergency and there is a risk of harm to self or others then please contact the police immediately.
Head of Easley School (Vice Principal/DSL)