Online Safety – Years 8 to 13

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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
  • Sexting
  • Live Streaming
  • Online Identity
  • Screen Addiction
  • Online Challenges
  • Overspending
  • Online Gambling
  • Radicalisation, Terrorism & Extremism
  • Age Inappropriate Content
  • Copyright & Ownership
  • Hacking
  • Fake News
  • Online Fraud
  • Online Reputation
  • Personal Data
  • Pornography
  • 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 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

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,

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mr Russell, Head of Franklin School,

Mr Stevens, Head of Turing School,

Mr Harrison, Head of Hawking School, 

Ms Wilson, SENDCo,

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.


Yours faithfully

Karen Cronin

Head of Easley School (Vice Principal/DSL)