William Hogarth School Promotes On-Line Safety

'Parents Online' Initiative Teaches Safer Surfing For Youngsters


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Parents and children at The William Hogarth School are taking part in 'Parent's Online Week', a Government initiative aimed at promoting internet safety by educating both parents and children of on-line stranger danger and unsuitable sites. 

These sessions, led by the school's own Community Teacher, Cluny Wells, as part of an ongoing initiative to involve parents in their children's education.

Headteacher, Cathy Driscoll said, "We are a community school and as a such we look to involve the parents as much as possible.  Only a small percentage of our families have computers and internet access at home and therefore we want to encourage the enjoyment of internet use in a sensible, safe and educational way."

This safety initiative is in addition to the school's IT curriculum and has proved popular with the parents.  The school is hoping that interest in these sessions will lead to an after school internet club which will be open to parents as well as the children.

October 12, 2004