As a school, we encourage the use of technology as an important part of our pupils’ development, using the internet safely to explore and learn. Consequently, e-safety is taught to the children throughout the school as part of the National Curriculum for Computing and within the PSHE curriculum.
In addition to this we hold annual Online Safety Information Evenings to provide opportunities for parents and carers to learn how to keep children safe online.
Please refer to the policy section of this website for a full list of Highfield South Farnham School policies. https://www.highfield-sf.surrey.sch.uk/page/?title=School+Policies&pid=238
Please find enclosed some useful information regarding e-safety to share with your children.
Our children love to use the internet specially to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.
At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.
For the younger years, we show a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).
You can see the cartoon on YouTube by clicking here.
It tells the children the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.
- Top Tip 1 : People you don’t know are strangers. They’re not always who they say they are.
- Top Tip 2 : Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
- Top Tip 3 : Keep your personal information private.
- Top Tip 4 : If you ever get that ‘uh oh’ feeling, you should tell a grown-up you trust.
For the older year groups, we help them to understand social media and how to be careful using it.
They were shown a video to help understand.
You can see that video on YouTube by clicking here
It is important for all parents to learn about how children use the internet so they can carry on the discussion with their own children at home.
An organisation called Parentzone have created a great wesbite and produce a magazine for parents to help them understand how young people use the internet and provide help.