SOPHOS (our anti-virus providers) have produced a useful guide for how to stay safe on the internet click here to download.
Trinity School is committed to ensuring that our pupils are safe online and as such we have ICT guides in place (available to view in our Parent’s Handbook). We have a school network of computers, all of which can connect to the Internet. Our network environment provide filters which help to protect our pupils.
We regularly, through assemblies, freeze days, lessons and tutorials, inform students on topics and concerns around Internet Safety, Cyberbullying and the safe use of Social Networking sites. Pupils are taught to be aware of current issues surrounding the use of the Internet and we actively encourage responsible online behavior and embed important principles such as
- keep personal information private
- consider the long-term implications of any content posted online
- do not upload or post inappropriate, offensive or illegal content to their own or other online spaces
- read and adhere to any website’s terms of conditions of use – including those around age restrictions.
Parents and pupils are required to sign an ICT Code of Conduct / Acceptable Use Policy at the start of each academic year which can be viewed below.
ICT Responsible Use Policy student form
We have our own E-Safety Support page which highlights articles and features on the subject of safe usage of the internet as well as potential hazards.
There are also several very good websites for parents and children which give useful advice on using the internet safely.