E-Safety at St Marys
E Safety at St Mary's Farnham Royal
Children today have embraced new technologies as a source of information, education and entertainment. The use of digital technology has been completely normalised by this generation, and it is now fully integrated into their daily lives.
Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe – this isn’t just a top down approach. Children will be children – pushing boundaries and taking risks. Teaching your child about technology should be seen as another part of keeping them safe, just like crossing the road or learning to swim.
Equipping our children with the understanding and to some extent the technical know-how to keep themselves safe is what we are committed to here at St Mary's. We are committed to discussing these serious issues as part of our e-safety curriculum (including capturing their online habits in our e-safety questionnaire) but we can only be successful if we all work together: pupils, parents and staff. We are the children's role models and they will learn online habits from watching us.
Do you know how to keep your children safe? Do your children know how to keep safe?
Why not assess your own level of understanding by completing this online parent questionnaire.
Keeping up with changes in technology and new advice and support is an ongoing task. Here are a set of very useful websites that provide support and advice for parents looking to know how to help protect their children. Please take a look and see what you could do to support the work we do at school. Thank you.
SafeInternet.org - a useful website for parents wanting to know how to setup safety features on a variety of technology and devices.
Digizen.org - A useful website dealing with safety questions about video games, social networking and online films.
Kidsmart.org - Great website packed full of information about everything on the Internet.
Childnet.org - A brilliant website packed with information and support to keep us all safe on the Internet.