May 2021

Families First News

The latest news

Online safety for all age groups

Produced by the Herts for Learning Wellbeing team, both the online safety newsletters for School Staff and the Parents and Carers editions feature a range of guidance, news, links and updates about online safety for all age groups, with particular reference to the current situation, recent developments and concerns. Please share them with your personal and professional networks as well as your school’s or setting’s parent body and staff where relevant.

Please click here to review our newsletter for staff which includes reviews and details about:

  • Dates for your diary and forthcoming events
  • Harmful online challenges and online hoaxes - Department for Education
  • Refuge and Risk: Life Online for Vulnerable Young People - Internet Matters |
  • Be Internet Legends, RSE pack – Google and Parent Zone
  • The Legendary SEND pack - Parent Zone
  • Thinkuknow – updated and retired resources
  • Boost self -confidence with the Dove Self-Esteem Project – Parent Zone
  • Professionals Online Safety helpline – UK Safer Internet Centre

Please click here to review our newsletter for parents and carers which includes reviews and details about:

  • Digital 5 a day - Digital safety wellbeing kit - Children’s Commissioner for England
  • Ollee – ‘Your helpful digital friend’ - Parent Zone and Children in Need
  • What parents and carers need to know about WhatsApp (16+ age rating) – National Online Safety
  • Tips to keep children safe on Netflix - O2 and the NSPCC
  • Net Aware – helping to keep children safe online - O2 and the NSPCC
  • Online safety activities you can do from home - Childnet

For more information, advice and training about online safety across the curriculum and embedding this within a wider whole school approach to include mental health, positive relationships and safeguarding, please contact the Herts for Learning Wellbeing team at or visit Herts for Learning | Online Safety


No comments have been left for this article

Have your say...

Your name will be published alongside your comment but we will not publish your email address.

All comments will be reviewed by a moderator before being published.

Please ensure you complete all fields marked as mandatory.