Additional Information for Parents
Keeping Children Safe Online
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
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 www.inourplace.co.uk
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 www.inourplace.co.uk 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.