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Last Modified August 23, 2017

This page gives you advice on how to keep safe online.

The internet is a great place to see more, learn more and have lots of fun, however, it can also be dangerous if it is not used responsibly. With the ever growing popularity of social networking, sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube often know more about you that you might have thought.

But even when your kids have as much technical know-how as adults, they don't yet have the experience and discernment necessary to keep them safe online. Find out how to help children and young people enjoy the internet safely.

What would the story of Romeo and Juliet look like in the present day? Star-crossed teens messaging, sending snaps and taking risks - all without their parents being aware. The world changes. Children don't. That's why it's important to talk to your child about sex, relationships and the internet.

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With young people spending more time online than ever before, it’s crucial they understand how to stay safe.  As part of a project, funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire and the Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership, young people in Year Six at Pope Paul Catholic Primary School in Potters Bar recently attended an e-safety workshop run by Hertsmere Schools Partnership. 

To find out more about the project please watch the video below.  


If you work within a school and would like a talk on internet safety please email partnership.support@hertsmere.gov.uk or call 020 8207 7801.



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