*** Information – Internet Safety ***

There are a lot of concerns these days about keeping children and young people safe online. With this in mind, and to protect your child from harmful content on the internet, we recommend that you talk with your child on an ongoing basis about what he or she is accessing and about how to stay safe online. Reminding your child to tell you about anything upsetting that they encounter online is very important. Having regular and open dialogues about what your child is accessing will encourage them to talk to you if they feel unsafe or uncomfortable with any content online or bullying behaviours.

Monitoring of your child’s devices can also help to ensure they are safe online. Seemingly innocent and harmless children’s apps and videos can be used to share disturbing content and to encourage children to contact individuals that they do not know. Regular monitoring of your child’s devices will bring this to your attention quickly and allow you to take appropriate action.

You may find the following links useful to support keeping your child safe.

Internet Safety: Parent Zone – https://glo.li/parentzoneonline
Advice to Pupils: Stay Safe Online –https://glo.li/staysafeonline
National Online Safety have useful parent/carer guides for popular apps – https://glo.li/nosplatformguides
NSPCC – Online safety – https://glo.li/nspcconline
CEOP’s Thinkyouknow for parents and carers –https://glo.li/thinkuknow
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/

Conversation Topics – Online Safety

Severe Weather Information

In times of severe weather conditions, emergency closure or other emergency circumstances, parents and pupils can receive up-to-date information via:

Aberdeen City Council’s School Closures website
https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/school-closures

The School Information Line:

  • Tel: 08700541999
  • Pin: 011090 – select option 1

Local radio stations also usually provide information on school closures for severe weather reasons.

Careers Fair 2019

On Wednesday 16th January Northfield Academy will host its second Careers Fair. Representatives from over 20 companies will be there to offer guidance and advice to pupils, parents and members of the community supporting subject choice and career pathways.

From 2.30pm – 4.30pm only pupils will be able to attend. The evening session is open to pupils, parents and the wider community. During the evening session there will be some more in depth presentations by some of the contributors.

5.15pm – NESCol – Foundation Apprenticeships

5.30pm – Robertson  Construction

5.45pm –  Elevator and Business Gateway

6.00pm – Aldi

6.30pm – Nats – Air traffic Control

6.45pm – Robertson Construction

Room 2 Talk

Hello My Name is Jackie The school Counsellor.

I am located up near guidance, the door on the left. Please feel free to call in to see me at any time if you feel the need to talk or just need time for you.

My room is a safe and relaxing area, where everything is treated with the upmost respect and confidentiality. I am there every day Monday to Friday 8.25am to 3.25pm. You can also see me as a drop in at lunch times from 12.40 until 1.35. If I am not in my room 2 talk I will be in the games room, please feel free to come and get me and we can go to room2talk.

It is a place where you can come and explore your own thoughts, feelings, worries and concerns, even if you think these are the smallest of issues, because to you these are important.

I am not here to judge you in any way at all.

If you do not like to talk very much we can do crafts, such as

  • Painting/art and crafts
  • Finger puppets
  • Rice play therapeutic
  • Colouring/drawing
  • Memory jars
  • Chalk and salt
  • games

These are just a few of the things that may interest you.

Feel free to email me or text me if you would like to?

My email is:- Jackie.Heap@vsa.org.uk

Phone number is:- 07741240816