Internet Safety and Social Media
Here at Holy Trinity we take the issue of online safety very seriously for our students, staff and parents as can be seen in our Online Safety and Social Media Policy.
We acknowledge that the internet is an amazing tool however there are dangers and it is our responsibility, along with parents and other professionals to ensure that we educate young people about using the internet safely.
The CEOP button above enables children and young people on this site to report suspicious individuals or behavior directly to law enforcement quickly and easily. The reports go directly to the intelligence centre and the team analyze, assess and take appropriate action according to the perceived risk and threat to an individual child.
To help keep our students safe in school we deliver lessons on keeping safe on the internet, we have an up to date security and filter system in school and we participate in the annual Safer Internet Day event held in February.
Here are some super website links to help you find e-safety information and resources:
Thinkuknow Website – this is a great site.
All the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
If you’re between 8 and 11, you probably know a lot about using the internet.
‘THINKUKNOW’ have created resources to show you what is good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
There is also advice for parents and carers of children in Primary school, covering questions such as:
- How do I talk to my child about what they’re up to online?
- What tools are there to help me keep my child safe?
Along with top online safety tips.
Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids on the Block and Bobby Lockwood. Also get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang.
Click Here the latest copy of Digital Parenting, great for information, help and tips for supporting and protecting your children online.
Police e-Safety Visit
"In years 5 and 6 we had an E-safety talk with a lady called Teresa who is a special Kent police e-safety person. She taught us about the importance of staying safe online. It was a talk which taught us some important points:
- We have to be careful who we talk to.
- To not enter your address or say where you live.
- To take care with passwords and personal information.
- Who we should tell if we are upset by something.
She also spoke about influencing online and how no one should tell us to do something we don’t like. She taught us these things with videos and a fun ending song. It was a fabulous learning experience and we hope to see her again.
By: Mathesh , Jeena and Aleena.
During their e-Safety talk, children enjoyed writing in their hand outline the names of their trusted adults / someone they would go to if they were troubled by something online.
A super e-safety song created by our children to mark Safer Internet Day 2017. Listen carefully to the lyrics, can you pick out all five of our school SMART rules?