At How Wood we recognise the importance of keeping children safe online.
We know that both pupils and families have needed to embrace remote learning and increased internet usage over the last few years. For many, this has enabled them to continue with some aspects of learning and engage with their peers and friends, but as always, the internet has its safety issues for both pupils and adults, especially as new apps and platforms are launched.
At How Wood, we ensure that online safety is a key feature of our computing curriculum where digital citizenship is covered throughout the Teach Computing Curriculum. We also ensure that key themes are also covered as part of personal, social, health, and economic (PSHE) education; spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development; and citizenship. Online Safety is also explicitly taught at least once every half term as a focus in assembly and carried through to activities into the classroom as well as celebrating Safer Internet Day yearly.
Herts for Learning produce an Online Safety newsletter for parents and carers each term, please use the links below and share the information with your children.
Hfl Online safety: newsletters