‘We Keep Safe’ is one of our Core Values here at Trafalgar. Online safety is a big part of this. Staff receive regular training on being safe and helping to keep children safe online, and we also offer annual training for our parents/carers. Part of our Curriculum is dedicated to online safety, so that our children know how to keep themselves safe online.
If you have any concerns then you too can report this to The National Crime Agency (CEOP).
When should I report to CEOP?
Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us on our website https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Remember if you need immediate help call 999
Trafalgar Online Safety Team
We are the Trafalgar Community Infant School's Online Safety Team. Our mission is to learn about ways to keep ourselves and our friends safe when we are online. We meet regularly to look at what each year group is doing to keep themselves safe and to keep all year groups up to date with online safety messages.
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Adults Use of Social Media
As you know, ‘we keep safe’ is one of our Core Values at Trafalgar. We not only expect our children to follow the Core Values, but adults too. Staff attend online safety training and parents/carers are also invited to attend a workshop each year. One area covered is social media. Staff are expected to use this safely and respectfully, and I am writing to ask that parents/carers do the same. Parents/carers should be respectful of the school and community. DfE guidance states that ‘it is not acceptable for pupils, parents or colleagues to denigrate and bully school staff via social media’. Any incidents will be reported to the headteacher and governors, and in extreme circumstances may be reported as a criminal act.
Safer Internet Day 2018
On Tuesday 6th February we celebrated Safer Internet Day with the theme: Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you. Celebrated in over 100 countries, Safer Internet Day strives to create a safer online world for our children to use. To celebrate the day, the children were discussing the positive uses of the internet and recapping the SMART rules which keep us safe online. The children made a #Share A Heart posters that highlight ways we can stay safe online whilst doing the things that we love using technology. The children had lots of great ideas. We ended the day with a special assembly where the children got the chance to share some of their posters and idea. Finally we sang the Sing Up e-safety song, Be Safe!
"Don't talk to strangers ever."
"If something bad pops up go and tell a grown up straight away."
"I love the internet because I love learning!"
"I can message my friends, but only if I know who they are."
"I will never tell anyone my personal details."
"I like to play games that help me learn, like Top Marks maths."