Wake up Wednesday
The #WakeUpWednesday campaign is viewed as one of the most trusted and reputable learning resources in the UK, providing expert advice on the latest platforms and online risks that parents and carers need to know about. Click here.
NSPCC Virtual Reality safety advice
With more parents more likely to buy their children VR headsets, we've developed a guide for parents to support families buying Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. Click here.
Online Safety for 11-18s (CEOP)
CEOP has created a new website for teenagers called 'The internet, relationships & you' and offers advice on socialising online, online safety, getting support and sexual content online. CEOP is a part of the National Crime Agency. Click here.
11-18s website toolkit - The internet, relationships and you
The new 11-18s website offers information and guidance which is appropriate and relevant to the experiences of young people aged 11-18. Click here.
The website offers advice articles and signposts clear ways young people can access help and support across 7 key categories:
2. Socialising online
4. Sex and sexual content online
5. Sexual abuse
7. Online safety
Please click here for a range of information about keeping yourself or a child safe online and click here to make a report.
- Online safety tips for children
- Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
- Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.
- Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.
- London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.
- Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games.
- UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services.
Harmful or upsetting content
Get support by:
- reporting harmful online content to the UK Safer Internet Centre
- getting government advice and trusted resources from Educate Against Hate on safeguarding from radicalisation, building resilience to extremism, and promoting shared values
Bullying or abuse online
- get advice on reporting online abuse from the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection command
- get advice and support from Anti-Bullying Alliance for children who are being bullied
Other Information and Advice
HOLLIE Guard APP
The "Hollie Guard App" is designed for youngsters to be able to switch on when they are walking home late or alone and then parents are able to track them.
If your young person feels threatened, lost or unsafe they can shake their phone, which will set off a high pitched alarm from the phone and also message anyone set up to receive alert's as a guardian.
This is not just suggested for pupils but for anyone who may find this app useful.
For further information please click here.
Stronger Families Flyer
Support for LGBTQI+ Young People
Supporting your child - Self-harm and Suicide
Young Person's Guide to Keeping Children Safe
Supporting children and young people’s mental health.
Please click here for information and advice from NSPCC.
Bullying and cyberbullying
Bullying and cyberbullying can happen to any child. Please click here for advice from NSPCC to help keep children safe from bullying, wherever it happens.
Please click here for information and advice from Childline.
Report Remove is here to help young people under 18 in the UK to confidentially report sexual images and videos of themselves and remove them from the internet. Click here.
Hillingdon Resources Guide for organisations providing support to the victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse and other forms of violence and abuse. Click here.
Brilliant Parents offers community based support for parents across Hillingdon. Parent Champions are volunteer parents who understand local, cultural needs and are trained to offer support and guidance. Click here.