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Online Health

Today’s young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world, living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks.

At Links Academy Hatfield we aim to equip our young people with the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way, so they are able to reap the benefits of the online world.

It has never been more important for you as parents and carers to understand how your children uses the internet and associated technologies, so that you can help to manage the risks that exist and reinforce the important online safety messages that we should all be promoting.

Through the curriculum at Links Academy Hatfield we help young people to identify and manage risk by discussing:

  • the ways in which someone may put themselves at risk online
  • risks posed by another person’s online behaviour
  • when risk taking can be positive and negative
  • online reputation and the positive and negative aspects of an online digital footprint
  • sharing information online and how to make a judgement about when and how to share and who to share with
  • the risks of cyber crime, online fraud and identity theft

Helpful information and guidance on a range of key online safety topics


Childnet works directly with children and young people from the ages of 3-18, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online and the positive things they are doing.

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Online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

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The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse.

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CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. CEOP are here to help and give you advice, and you can make a report directly to us if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried.


Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.


Sometimes you might be worried about what your child’s doing online or who they’re speaking to, but not know how to talk to them about it. We’ve got advice to help.

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Parent Zone is a parenting organisation working to make the online world a safer, more positive place for families and children. Explore the ways Parent Zone can help your family, school or organisation understand online safety.


We give hope and help to thousands of children and families each year and work in communities throughout England and Wales to help keep children safe. Our vision is for all children to grow up in supportive communities safe from bullying and harm.​ Our mission is to provide practical support, training, and advice to challenge bullying and protect young lives.