Over the Years disrupted by COVID19 we saw the online world change to help us like never before. However, frustratingly, it also represents a huge risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers team up to teach children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely using phones, tablets and other devices is an incredibly important part of safeguarding the home lives children at Thomas Jolyffe.
As parents, we can easily be tempted to close our eyes and put our fingers in our ears about the dangers of the online world, with no real way of finding out what we need to know quickly and easily. To change that, we have paid for all parents to be members of National Online Safety. This is a priceless, FAST, always up to date resource including courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics, including social media platforms, screen addiction, the dark web, games and trends, fake news and everything else besides. These one-page guides on games, sites and trending apps are phenomenally useful for parents who are familiar with the feeling that their children are already one step ahead of them.
To create your account, please follow https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/thomas-jolyffe-primary-school and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.
You can access National Online Safety online via any device- including via their smartphone app. To download the app, please go to:
Alternatively, search for ‘National Online Safety’ in the App Store/Google Play Store.
Answers to frequently asked questions and customer service can be accessed at https://helpdesk.thenationalcollege.co.uk/helpcentre .
You will see and hear more about our renewed commitment to online safety on our Twitter account @TJPrimary but we encourage all parents to share this information widely in the old-fashioned way by simply talking to each other and help all of us be as informed as possible about children’s safety.