Trinity Academy provides a safe environment for students to browse and study using the Internet. Strict controls are in place to offer freedom to work and explore, but prevent access to potentially harmful or inappropriate material. This protects students at the academy, but many parents may be concerned this safety is not always guaranteed on personal devices or in areas not regulated in a similar manner.
The Internet provides many benefits and can be an invaluable resource to enhance learning, aid revision and support homework. We are pleased to offer this facility, with confidence all students will enjoy their online experience, and would like to help parents gain similar confidence in protecting their child’s safety when using the internet and other mobile devices. There are many resources available to help protect children in the online world and we have taken a selection of the best resources for you to read at your convenience. Should you have any concerns regarding your child’s online activity our Pastoral Team will be happy to discuss any issues or offer advice in strict confidence.
The following Top Tips are taken from the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) ‘Thinkuknow’ website, as a quick guide to protecting your child online. You can read further information and watch guidance videos using the links at the bottom of the page and within the Top Tips.
It’s important to note that new challenges are arising on the internet all the time. Is this section below we aim to offer guidance and assistance to any of these known current challenges.
Momo is a sinister ‘challenge’ that has been around for some time. It has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools and children across the country. Dubbed the ‘suicide killer game’, Momo has been heavily linked with apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and most recently (and most worryingly)… YouTube Kids.
The scary doll-like figure reportedly sends graphic violent images, and asks users to partake in dangerous challenges like waking up at random hours and has even been associated with self-harm. It has been reported that the ‘Momo’ figure was originally created as a sculpture and featured in an art gallery in Tokyo and unrelated to the ‘Momo’ challenge we are hearing about in the media.
For a complete guide in relation to MOMO and general internet safety please click on the link below.