eSafety @ The Leigh Academy & National Online Safety’s new interactive app

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers.  Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children, especially at a time when lockdowns mean children’s access to technology is greater than ever before.

We are therefore delighted to announce that The Leigh Academy have shown our commitment to protecting our students online by working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all of our community which are now available on your smartphone through the brand new National Online Safety app for iPhone and Android.

The app includes age specific Parents & Carers videos (presented by Myleene Klass), and weekly guides on the latest social media channels, apps and online safety topics to keep you up to date with the latest risks that children are exposed to online.  This covers a huge range of topics, including:

 

  • Online Relationships
  • Fake Profiles & Social Bots
  • Online Bullying
  • Online Grooming
  • Child Sexual Exploitation 
  • Sexual Harassment & Violence
  • Sexting
  • Live Streaming
  • Online Identity
  • Screen Addiction 
  • Online Challenges
  • Overspending
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Online Gambling
  • Radicalisation, Terrorism & Extremism 
  • Age Inappropriate Content
  • Copyright & Ownership 
  • Hacking
  • Fake News
  • Online Fraud
  • Online Reputation
  • Personal Data
  • Pornography 
  • Targeted Adverts & Pop-Ups
  • The Dark Web
  • Games & Trends

To download the app, please go to:

Alternatively, please create your account by following this link: [e.g. http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/school-name]. 

Thank you for your continued support to safeguard our pupils through these challenging times.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Matt Piggott

Assistant Head of College – Year 9

E-Safety Co-ordinator