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Safeguarding

The Hillingdon LSCB (local safeguarding children board) is committed to supporting children in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Please click here for more information for parents and carers with advice and guidance about safeguarding.

Click here to read Northwood School Child Protection Policy

 

STAYING SAFE ONLINE

Growing up online

As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online. In our teenage years we explore, try new things and sometimes push boundaries and take risks, this is an essential part of growing up.

With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate.

The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us, are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

Whether you’re a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet.

You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

Check out the following sites to help make online parenting simple:


Behaviour App for parents

A free app has been created which helps parents with their child's behaviour through controlling social media use on their phones. You can download the app on your phone and load the app on your child's phone. You can then control when and for how long you would like your child to be able to access social media. The app cannot be altered or deleted from your child's phone without your permission. This is a great way to help deter any negative interactions your child may have on social media. It is highly recommended by parents in other school in the UK who are already aware of this. Please see the link below which contains all relevant information.  http://ourpact.com/

 

The Internet is an amazing resource, but are your children fully aware of how to stay safe online?

Click on the logo above to read regularly updated Government backed information to keep them safe, aimed specifically at parents.

What's the problem?
A guide from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online. Click here to read.