June 2020

ThinkUKnow have created a new short video guide, developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), to help parents and carers to understand:

  • How in-game chat works;
  • How it might be abused by others, and;
  • What they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat

More than 30 apprenticeship vacancies at a North East local authority will offer new career opportunities for people looking to earn as they learn.

Durham County Council are recruiting apprentices across a wide range of occupations, with roles available from entry-level to degree-level apprenticeships.

How to apply:
People have until Sunday 19 July to apply for a wide range of opportunities, which are due to start in September.

Here is a collection of downloadable self-help guides that may be useful to parents/carers and students. Some are aimed at adults but the ideas and suggestions in them can still be relevant for young people.

Mr Morley has made a guide to help parents support their child with numeracy work. It includes videos of how students should be completing numeracy tasks in Maths as well as other subjects and when these topics are normally taught at St John’s in years 7 to 11.

ThinkUKnow have created short videos to support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing a new presentation for parents and carers to help with online safety at home.

Despite only launching in 2018, TikTok has enjoyed a dramatic rise to become one of the most popular social media apps on the planet.

Young people, in particular, love its short-form video focus, and it is now one of Generation Z’s favourite tools of expression.

There’s a good chance your child is either using it already or asking to be allowed on it – but what exactly is it, and are there any risks you should be aware of?