Online safety during school closure
Online safety at Trinity
At Trinity we value and promote the use of ICT in and out of school and we are working as a team of staff, pupils, parents and carers to follow agreed policies and promote e-safety so that we can minimise any potential risks.
We ensure that the children are aware of the potential risks associated with ICT including mobile phones, iPads, games consoles, apps, computers etc. The pupils follow the e-safety policies and guidelines and feel that they are able to report or talk through any incidents that they come across. All e-safety concerns are dealt with sensitively and effectively through our school policies and e-safety guidelines.
The children are encouraged to follow the SMART rules for e-safety which are outlined below. We would really appreciate if this is emphasised at home as well. If you have any concerns regarding e-safety please don't hesitate to speak to a member of staff. There are also some links to more information and helpful advice below.
Safer Internet day
Trinity took part in some activities and discussions for Safer Internet day. We reminded ourselves of the policies and what we could do if we found ourselves in particular situations whilst online. This brought up a lot of discussion! May we take this opportunity to ask for you to please be aware of the websites and apps that your children are using and check their inboxes for any unwanted messages regularly.
Hector and Smartie Adventures at your home
Hector (Middle Years and Upper Years) and Smartie (Early Years) are our friendly e-safety characters. Your child may be chosen to take one of our friends home on a Friday. Whilst you have one of our friends you will get the opportunity to look through their book to find out how they have helped other children in the school to stay safe online or with technology. It would be great if you could help your child add a picture and idea to reinforce our key online safety messages.
As there are so many different social media platforms readily available to children, we would like to highlight the legal age limits for some of these sites.
- Facebook - 13 and over
- Snapchat - 13 and over
- Instagram - 13 and over
- Pinterest - 13 and over
- You Tube - 13 with parental consent otherwise 18 and over
- Whatsapp - 16 and over
- Kik - 17 and over