Here at Northwood children often use the internet to enhance their learning.
In school we regularly have online safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
In today’s world children are able to access the internet at home on computers, mobile phones and game consoles. We want children to able to access the internet at home but would like to encourage all parents/carers to have a discussion with their child on the potential risks of using the internet.
This page aims to provide you with information and strategies to reduce these risks.
If you would like any further information please contact Sam Livesey or Diane Ball - Learning mentor Team.
Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.
Some of the content covers internet safety, but it all starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. The aim is to help parents help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.
Speaking in coded language has been used for years by teenagers trying to hide something, or communicating in their own way.
The sudden growth of the online world allowed for more terms to appear and spread more quickly, creating a more universal, viral, version of the teen slang that’s been around for years.
Click the link above to view the Parent Info online teen speak article that includes some slang words and acronyms that have proved popular recently.
Share Aware Help your child stay safe on social networks
We tell our children to share but online it's different. In fact sometimes sharing online can be dangerous. That's why we're asking parents to be Share Aware and keep children safe online.
Click the document below to see the Share Aware Guide for Parents.
Childnet Resources and Websites
Childnet: Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. The Childnet website hosts all the online resources detailed below, as well as a number of recommended resources for young people, parents, carers and teachers.
Online Safety - Guide for Parents
Click on the link below to read an online safety guide for parents.
UK Safer Internet Centre
UK Safer Internet Centre: Childnet is part of the European Commission appointed UK Safer Internet Centre. Together with partners the Internet Watch Foundation and the South West Grid for Learning, we raise awareness about online safety, develop information materials and resources and organise high profile events such as Safer Internet Day. You can access a range of resources from across the UK, Europe and wider afield at
Know It All
Know IT All: An interactive online safety resource that contains helpful videos and activities. This updated resource now contains the latest advice on cyberbullying and reporting. The essential online safety ‘Quick overview’ section has been translated into Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu, Welsh and is also available in BSL. This resource is available online at
A website providing information and advice to encourage responsible digital citizenship. It shares advice and guidance on preventing and responding to cyberbullying including the film ‘Let’s Fight It Together’ and specific information on social networking.
KidSMART - This award winning Childnet website is for children, teachers, parents and carers and offers fun games and activities for children alongside effective online safety advice. New! Don’t forget to check out our new Early Surfers’ Zone for 3-7 year olds where you can read the online stories ‘The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin’ and ‘Digiduck’s Big Decision’
Chat Danger: A site for teenagers that shares advice on how to stay safe while chatting online; it gives real life accounts and highlights the potential dangers on interactive services like chat, IM, online games, email and mobiles. Young people can also write to the website for specific advice on different online situations
Facebook Family Safety Centre:
Provides useful information and tips for parents and carers, teens and educators. These pages do not require a Facebook account in order to view them.
Google+ Safety Centre:
Provides useful information and tips for parents and carers, teens and educators. These pages do not require a Google account in order to view them.
Twitter Help Centre -
Tips for Parents: Provides useful information and tips for parents and
carers. These pages do not require a Twitter account in order to view them.