The Hillingdon LSCB (local safeguarding children board) is committed to supporting children in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Please click here for more information for parents and carers with advice and guidance about safeguarding.
STAYING SAFE ONLINE
Growing up online
As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online. In our teenage years we explore, try new things and sometimes push boundaries and take risks, this is an essential part of growing up.
With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate.
The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us, are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
Whether you’re a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet.
You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?
Check out the following sites to help make online parenting simple:
- Northwood School On-Line Safety Policy
Behaviour App for parents
The Internet is an amazing resource, but are your children fully aware of how to stay safe online?
Click on the logo above to read regularly updated Government backed information to keep them safe, aimed specifically at parents.
What's the problem?
A guide from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online. Click here to read.
SELF HARM COURSE
Unfortunately more children are resorting to self-harm as a response to the pressures of growing up. With 60% of parents reporting they feel uncomfortable discussing self-harm with their children, thousands of children could be suffering in silence.
Virtual College have launched a free online course for parents that provides information on how to sensitively talk to your children about self-harm and tactics for increasing mental resilience.
Start your course by simply clicking on the link below.