The use of technology can be an excellent tool to support the learning and development of your child. Although a superb resource, we all must acknowledge that technology can sometimes expose young people to difficult situations. At Hodgson, we offer support and guidance to young people regarding the use of technology and how to stay safe online. As will all areas of school life, however, this has more impact when it is reinforced at home.

Letter to Parents/Carers – Safer Internet Day – resources

Academy Correspondence: Letter to Parents/Carers – Safer Internet Day – resources – [PDF]

Keeping Young Children Safe Online (UK Safer Internet Centre) – A useful eSafety Guide for parents –

BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety –

Avoiding Ratting – Remote Access Trojans –

The Digizen website – “This provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible Digital Citizens.” –

A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family online. –

YouTube Safety Centre –

The ‘Digital Parenting Guide’ from Vodaphone “Read about the very latest technology and challenges in our new magazine – our Expert View articles, ‘How to’ guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved.” –

The Cybersmile Foundation website (The Cyberbullying Charity) –

‘The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent. –

“The Parents Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly”. –

How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider (UK Safer Internet Centre) –

The parents section of the Know IT All website. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies. –

Webcam safety- BBC Webwise –

Child Safety Online Overview (Knowthenet) –

Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying –

A Parents’ Guide to Instagram –