We know there are many good things about the internet, but there are also many risks. Students at Trafalgar School are encouraged to be careful online, and taught ways to keep safe.
We know many of you have friendship groups which exist solely online and lots of you are actively involved with social media e.g. Xbox, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Instagram, YouTube or Snapchat.
It is important we ensure you are safeguarded in the virtual world as robustly as you are in the real one.
The Fundamentals of Online Safety at Trafalgar:
Prevent – Profiles on private, don’t add people you do not know, don’t share personal information
Caution – Watch out for any unpleasant content/unexpected requests
Report – Get a second opinion. Report to Parents, School, CEOP. If in imminent danger – POLICE!
(Trafalgar School cannot be held responsible for content on 3rd party sites)
Key staff in school
Your online safety coordinator in school is: Mr Murphy
Your Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Miss Pearse
Online safety - Tips for Parents
- Monitor what your child is accessing on the internet
- Know your child’s passwords
- Make sure your child’s privacy settings are set to high (so information can only be seen by friends).
- Research new apps. If you see your child using an app you are unfamiliar with, find out about it. Feel free to contact the school if you need some support.
- Make sure your child does not give out personal information, for example phone numbers or email addresses, to anyone they don’t already know
- Have open conversations about online activities. Parents should acknowledge that children have a right to privacy. Children should recognise parents have a responsibility to protect them from harm. Come to a mutual agreement about how this can happen.
- Be open with children about your online activities. Model what a responsible online user should do. If you make a mistake, show them how you coped with the situation.
- Never ignore the issue, even your child can put themselves at risk unknowingly.