Kayleigh Haywood Kayleigh Haywood 20/11/2015 Hind Leys College has greeted with great sadness the news that missing teenager Kayleigh Haywood's body has been found. Our thoughts are with Kayleigh's family, friends and all in the wider community. We struggle to make sense of such terrible events and some of our students have reported feeling vulnerable and afraid. This is entirely understandable, over the coming days we shall be, once again, delivering safety messages to our students. We are sure you will be reiterating and reinforcing similar messages at home. The greatest danger our sons and daughters face is not necessarily that posed by complete strangers, but rather by people they believe are their friends and others known to them on social media. The risk is serious and significant. We must ask who our children are connecting with online and what they do whilst connected. This is not always easy with young people, but open and honest conversation about cyber space and the darker side of the internet is often a good way in. If you are concerned please do call into school, we are very happy to share safeguarding advice with parents. As professionals we welcome the opportunity to learn from parents what has worked for their children, we are then able to share advice and guidance across our learning community. We also draw your attention to a superb journal called Digital Parenting, we have copies available free of charge and there is a link on the Parents' website links page of this web site. This publication contains a great deal of advice for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe in a digital age. On the Parents' website links page there are also a number of other useful links to internet safety web sites which we would urge you to have a look at. Thank you for your support, we hope you are assured of our focus on safety at this most upsetting and tragic time.