Online safety is integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at Henhurst Ridge. Throughout the school year, we have regular online safety assemblies to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe. We revisit key safety messages so that our children are equipped with the necessary skills they need to stay safe online.
There is so much that children can access online, including playing games, chatting with others, watching TV or sharing our videos/photographs. Being online can be great but it’s important that we set boundaries for our children to keep them safe whist they explore being online, develop their digital resilience and understanding of what to do if anything negative happens when online.
Childnet is a good website resource for parents and children for information about online safety.
Internet Matters is another great site to use – it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat