March 2021

Families First News

Partner's news

We have created this page to link directly to some of our partners' newsletters which we feel may be of interest. Please visit the links below to read current news, events and updates from these services. You may also wish to subscribe to receive these direct. 



2021 Spring term Online Safety Newsletters from Herts for Learning

We hope our spring online safety newsletters for School Staff and our Parents and Carers edition will prove helpful and informative. Please feel free to share them with your personal and / or professional networks and the families you work with. Both editions feature a range of guidance, news, links and updates about online safety particularly pertinent in view of current issues and concerns:

Our newsletter for staff includes reviews and details about:

  • Internet safety and harms teacher training module - Department for Education
  • Inclusive Digital Safety  - Internetmatters.org and the SWGfL
  • Education for a Connected World framework - 2020 updated edition - UK council for Internet Safety (UKCCIS)
  • Send me a pic? - A new resource from Thinkuknow
  • Tik Tok: Advice and resources for schools – Parent Zone
  • Thinkuknow – Online safety toolkits
  • Dates for your diary and forthcoming events
Our newsletter for parents and carers includes reviews and details about:
  • Online safety advice for parents and carers – NSPCC
  • Parents’ digital safety and wellbeing kit - Children’s Commissioner for England
  • Report a nude image online – Childline
  • Age and content ratings on apps and games – O2 and NSPPC
  • Age specific Thinkuknow home activity packs
  • TikTok checklist – SWGfL, the UK Safer Internet Centre and Parent Zone
  • swiggle.org.uk the child friendly search engine – SWGfL

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 wellbeing@hertsforlearning.co.uk or visit Herts for Learning - Online Safety.

If your service has a newsletter which you would like to appear on this page please email: FamiliesFirst.Support@hertfordshire.gov.uk