Sydenham High plays its part for a safer internet

Parents have vital role to play in offering guidance on safer internet use and Sydenham High’s E-Safety Forum at the end of January provided some help.  This informal event provoked some lively discussion about how parents can best support their daughters and challenged their knowledge about all aspects of the internet.

A week later, to mark Safer Internet Day and its ‘Play your part #shareaheart’ theme, girls across the school wrote positive messages to promote respect and kindness online inside heart symbols and displayed them around school.  Messages included: “Don’t be mean – you’ll be seen”; “Think before you send: you don’t know how much it could hurt someone”; “Don’t hate, appreciate”; “If you’re kind online you’ll have a good time, but if you’re bad you’ll end up sad” and “A safer internet is a safer community” alongside simple actions to protect yourself online.

For further online safety advice, read Sydenham High’s Digital Strategy Leader Matthew Llewellin’s blog.