The website ‘Think U Know’ provides a wealth of information and advice for parents and carers on how to support young people in staying safe online. Explore it here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
If you are concerned that a child is being groomed online or sexually exploited, you should report your concerns to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). This can be done here: https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/
We have also gathered a range of useful documents developed specifically for parents in relation to supporting young people at home with their use of technology. Click below for guidance for parents on:
As parents and carers, it is important to know as much as possible about the apps and websites our young people are using. The links below give advice and information about specific apps, websites and social media platforms and we will keep this list updated with new and popular sites as they appear:
Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and well-being support designed specifically for young people. It offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.
No Limits and Hampshire Youth Access:
Have developed a safe and secure counselling platform. They offer an online counselling service for young people aged between 14 and 17 (eve of their 18th birthday).
This is a self-referral service, all you need to do is register by going to www.hampshireyouthaccess.org.uk/counselling/. Offering up to 6 sessions, same time each week with the same counsellor. You must be registered with a Hampshire GP to sign up. For more information please click here.
Concerned that your child is vaping or smoking? For information and advice on how to talk to your child about vaping or smoking, click here. This resource has been developed by Hampshire County Council as part of the ‘SmokeFreeMe’ toolkit.
Ringwood School are proud to be working with Hampshire Police on operation encompass to support young people who have been victims of domestic abuse.Operation Encompass Letter to Parents
Child Sexual Exploitation
You may have heard of the term ‘child sexual exploitation’ but what it is and what does it mean? Child sexual exploitation is a form of child abuse and it is illegal. For more information please click here.