Online Safety Advice

HMS has received the message below from the Detective Sergeant responsible for the management of the Northumbria Police PREVENT team within Special Branch:

‘As you may be aware our children and young people are sadly vulnerable to being drawn into concerning activity of various descriptions through their online activity. The forced hiatus bringing the premature closure of our schools due to Covid-19 will create opportunities for those people around the world who would seek to prey upon the vulnerable. We can expect the use of the internet by children to vastly increase and remain at that level for an extended period.’ 

Please can I take this opportunity to remind parents  to carefully monitor their child’s online activity always, but even more so during this period. If you have any concerns, or need any additional advice please contact me via 

Mrs Frankish