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Additional Information for Parents

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing


I would like to make you aware of a resource called The Go -To for Healthy Minds in North Yorkshire. This is a site from the NHS, which is aimed to support and help the emotional and wellbeing of children in North Yorkshire. It also has resources for parents and carers and professionals. There are some really useful things on the platform and it covers areas such as wellbeing, friendship, staying safe and more. The parental support and information is also incredibly useful.


The Go-To

Keeping Children Safe Online

Online Safety, also known as Internet Safety or e-Safety, encompasses the safe and responsible use of Internet technologies and electronic communications via computers, laptops, televisions, games consoles, mobile phones and other hand held devices, as well as collaboration tools, social media and other forms of personal publishing. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits and risks of using this technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experience.


To support keeping our pupils safe when online, we work in collaboration with parents, carers and pupils and ask our children to follow our school's user agreement.

Home School Internet Agreement

Each year and in all computing lessons, school talks about keeping safe online. However, with remote learning and children's love of all things technology based, have you set all the necessary parental controls to keep you child safe whilst online?


Do you know what the specific age ranges are for APPS and social media sites are? 

Are you checking what sites and APPS your child is using on their own and with friends? 

Do you know your child's passwords in order to keep them safe when online?


We have put two NSPCC quiz activities on here, for KS2 and KS3, that would really be useful for you to sit and do with your children. There may be things you all learn as it is really interesting - the answers are given at the bottom don't worry!


Take a moment to look through the links below and also remember the importance of talking to your child about keeping SMART when online. Thank you.

Talk Through This Smart Poster With Your Child

For lots of useful advice, tips and ways to manage your child's online life please also visit this website:



Courses For Parents and Carers

NYCC’s Early Help Service have some fantastic online programmes to support parents and carers. They have asked us to share with you the information below, for all parents, grandparents and carers in North Yorkshire, who are now able to access, free of charge, a wide range of virtual courses delivered through

The courses, which are free to anyone living in North Yorkshire, are delivered in modules. These can be worked through at your own pace and can be accessed on laptops, mobile phones, tablets etc by logging on to and entering the access code NYFAMILIES

In North Yorkshire and York a range of national and locally-funded support for children and young people is now embedded, including:-


The Go-To Website – the home of wellbeing and mental health in North Yorkshire. The website helps young people find the right help and support to stay well, whatever is happening in their life


Childline – free, confidential, anonymous 24/7 service for anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue including emotional and mental health


YoungMinds Textline – free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis, with texts answered by trained volunteers supported by experienced clinical supervisors


BUZZ US Text messaging service – confidential advice, support and signposting from a wellbeing worker within one working day via text for young people aged 11-18 across North Yorkshire and York


There's further information – including health professionals' referral forms – on the NHS North Yorkshire CCG website.

Results of Parental Questionnaire Completed at April Parent's Evening 2019

Useful Reading Lists For Children