As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they explore, try new things and sometimes take risks - this is an essential part of learning and growing up.
At Trinity Academy we are extremely positive about the potential that the online world and new technologies offer young people. Children use technology to express themselves, be creative and explore - it has changed the way they communicate.
If a student feels like someone has acted inappropriately towards them online via any form of social media, this should be reported. Each of the main social media applications have 'report abuse' buttons which you can use but you can also contact the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP). Their Think U Know website also provides helpful information and tips. Both of these websites can be accessed using the links on this page.
As parents and carers, it is your responsibility to help your child be safe and understand their online world. We aim to support you in this in the following ways:
- E-Safety matters are taught as part of curriculum;
- We have outside speakers coming to speak to students about online safety matters in assemblies at least once a year;
- We liaise closely with the police to deal swiftly with any matters which might have involved criminal activity;
- In addition, we may advertise other opportunities for parents to access online safety advice and support.