In recent years the internet has become an integral part of our children’s lives and it can be hard for parents to keep up with developments and to know the best way to keep their child safe online.
Because of this, at Hormead School, we see our role as the primary provider of up-to-date information for the children. We keep ourselves up to date and aware so that we can pass relevant concerns and advice to the children at an age that is appropriate.
However, at school, we are not always in a position to intervene first hand when a problem arises, so we recognise the need to get parents on board and informed as much as possible so that our children can learn to keep themselves safe whilst still enjoying everything the internet has to offer.
Our philosophy is that all students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life.
Our school currently uses Purple Mash to deliver our E-safety curriculum through our ICT curriculum. Further information about our approach can be found on the school curriculum page.
In addition to this, every Spring Term we engage with Safer Internet Day and each year group follows a tailored programme of related activities for the theme of the year.
The Safer Internet website can be found here.