At Hadley Wood School we take esafety very seriously. We always start the year with an esafety lesson for every class from Year 1 upwards and then have lots of reminders during the year. We sometimes have esafety evenings for parents and grandparents, led by our good friend Luke Brent Savage, who is an expert in this area.
Our full esafety policy is on our Policies page, but in essence, we teach the children that the internet is a wonderful resource, but that it has to be used responsibly. We encourage our parents to use firewalls to protect their home computers. It is important not to scold children who access inappropriate sites, but to support us in teaching the children to ask for help if they ever feel frightened or uncomfortable when they are online. The children need to know that adults are available to support them.
We believe that there is a reason that Apps and games have a minimum age. We know that if younger people sign up for these Apps and games they often won’t understand the implications of what they are doing and could easily make themselves vulnerable by accident.
This year our Internet Safety day is 5th February, with the theme: