At Holy Trinity Internet Safety is viewed as an essential aspect of education and it is vital all students and parents realise the strengths and potential dangers of technology, and how we can all remain safe when using hand held devices or the internet.
There are a range of parent and student support networks and websites available to help ensure you remain safe when using the internet.
CEOP (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works to protect children from harm online and offline and in partnership with local and international agencies.
Parent Zone offers an array of responses to deal with issues experienced in today's digital age, with the internet amplifying many of the problems young people face Parent Zone helps families to deal with difficulties around the pace of technological change.
Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone and provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. Covering a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics and the internet or body image and peer pressure, to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’
Please can we draw your attention to the spate of chain text messages which appear to be circulating at the moment.
A chain text is a message that attempts to convince the recipient to make a number of copies of the text and then pass them on to a certain number of recipients (either a predefined number or as many as possible). Common methods used in chain texts include emotionally manipulative stories, and the exploitation of superstition to threaten the recipient with bad luck or even physical violence or death if he or she "breaks the chain" and refuses to adhere to the conditions set out in the text. Originally, chain letters were letters one received in the mail. Today, chain letters are often sent via email messages, postings on social network sites, and text messages.
As with any chain message, it is not advisable to forward the messages. In addition, some online chain messages may contain viruses or other suspect contents. They should be deleted without actioning.
If you have any further concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Our E-Safety Policy can be found here.