At Holy Trinity, we want pupils and parents to understand the risks posed by the internet and how to keep themselves and others safe from risks such as exploitation and extremism, including when using the internet and social media. All members of the school community should understand the risks posed by those who use the internet to “bully, groom, radicalise or abuse” pupils. School leaders oversee the safe use of technology in school and take action immediately where there are concerns about pupils’ wellbeing.
The school have an e-safety group consisting of staff, governors and more importantly pupils. It is their job to promote and report the many aspects and dangers of e-safety to the wider community. They will report their findings on these e-safety pages. The content will be diverse and will range from how to stay safe on the internet to copyright laws.
For all other e-safety news, such as e-safety newsletters, latest news, policies, help and advice if you are worried, please follow the links below.
If you have concerns about anything regarding e-safety and you can’t find the information below, please contact the school.
E-safety activities to do at home:
Support your child with films and activities from Thinkuknow: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-parents-helpsheet-primary.pdf
ONLINE GAMING: Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others. However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them.
The following activity packs, for parents and carers to deliver to their children, explore how they can stay safe while gaming:
Video games to help your child stay active: Heard of pong? You know, the really old game where you had to slide a bar up and down to hit a ball back. Well now you can do it for real, using your phone. Active online gaming
News and Information
- Staying Safe - House Party App
- TikTok safety information
- Roblox checklist
- Police online safety newsletter - online bullying
- Police online safety newsletter Spring 2019
- Online safety newsletter Spring 2019
- Safer Internet Day 2019 Ages 3-7 - Poster
- Safer Internet Day 2019 Ages 7-11 - Poster
- e-Safety DITTO Newsletter September 2018
- e-Safety DITTO Newsletter YouTube special edition
- e-Safety for parents (PowerPoint show)
- e-Safety for parents (PDF document)
- Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation
- Prevent Strategy
- Channel Factsheet - Protecting vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism
- Child Protection Policy
Useful websites/documents (click on the logos to access websites):
- Family Digital Toolkit - get age-specific online safety advice
- General Leaflet
- Pre-School Leaflet
- 5-11 Leaflet
- 11-13 Leaflet
- 14+ Leaflet
- WhatsApp Guide for parents
- Instagram Parents Guide
- ooVoo Guide for Parents
- Protecting your child from online abuse (opens ThinkUKnow website)