Bacup Holy Trinity Stacksteads C.E. Primary School

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Current Online Safety Advice

Introducing our Digital Leaders:

Welcome aboard  Michael, Sam, Jayden, Dylan, Tyler and Joseph!

They have already been very busy discussing ideas for the upcoming year. They are in the process of developing an in-school club for KS1 to show them games that will develop their computing skills away from online platforms. They are enthusiastic about online safety and looking at different ways to show other children how to stay safe online. Updates will be posted here regularly alongside online safety advice.

#WakeUpWednesday - What you need to know about 'School Avoidance'.

School avoidance is a sharply increasing phenomenon, with tangible negative effects on children’s wellbeing and education. The factors that come together to make a child consciously avoid seeing their classmates and teachers can be much more complicated than is often assumed. A careful, mindful approach from parents, carers and educators is required to help children return to an environment that may be causing them intense anxiety. 

This guide aims to help you understand the issue of school avoidance – not only its potential roots and ramifications, but also what you can do to help children and young people navigate these obstacles and continue their education.

#WakeUpWednesday - What you need to know about the new game 'Helldivers2'

Within the last few months, Helldivers 2 has propelled to immense popularity in the gaming community, with players of all ages enjoying its frenetic combat, humorous presentation, and challenging gameplay. Whether they’re cooperating with friends or competing with strangers, the game has attracted many young players despite its higher age rating. 

As can be expected from an online game – especially one rated 18+ – there are several inherent online safety risks posed to children and young people who play Helldivers 2; from the content of the game itself to the dangers of interacting with strangers online. Our guide highlights the most prominent hazards of Helldivers 2 and provides you with top tips for keeping its younger players safe.


#WakeUpWednesday - OFCOM media report 2024

On 19th April 2024, Ofcom released their annual Media Use and Attitudes Report, detailing the findings of several surveys and their implications for parents, children and young people in the UK. These statistics often include plenty of thought-provoking information relating to online safety.

#WakeUpWednesday - What parents/carers need to know about online shopping platforms


The rise of user-friendly, accessible shopping apps has meant that getting clothes, gadgets and other goodies delivered direct to your door can be accomplished with a few touches of your phone’s screen while you’re on the go.

These apps aren’t without their issues, however, and users still run the risk of scams, data breaches and other online safety concerns. Being aware of these dangers will go a long way to keeping your money and information safe, so you can still enjoy what these shopping apps have to offer. The guide below has some top tips to help protect young people on these purchasing platforms.

#WakeUpWednesday - What you need to know about 'Clickbait'.

While scrolling online, you’ll almost inevitably have come across posts or links with headlines like “You Won’t Believe These 10 Crazy Facts about …”. Such lurid language – and the often-dubious nature of the content it promotes – has become something of a running joke on the internet. Yet while these articles are often laughed at by communities online, they can have an insidious side.

Clickbait, as it’s known, can frequently function as part of a trap: intended to draw users in for the sake of advertising revenue or, in worse cases, masking an attempting to collect their personal information. This #WakeUpWednesday guide explores the various risks of clickbait and offers some top tips for evading the pitfalls of this controversial marketing technique.


#WakeUpWednesday - 10 top tips for encouraging open conversation at home.

 Cultural and technological changes have made the experiences of today’s children vastly different to our own childhoods; it can be challenging to engage youngsters in open, honest conversation – especially about more sensitive topics. This, combined with many children’s instinct to avoid “rocking the boat”, can make it difficult to stay up to date with the goings on in their lives.

However, it’s hugely important that trusted adults still offer an empathetic ear and feel able to encourage young people to open up about their day-to-day activities. This #WakeUpWednesday guide provides ten top tips for promoting open conversations with children – helping to make sure there’s someone they know they can turn to in times of need.

WakeUpWednesday - Tips for a better sleeping pattern.


This information guide contains expert advice on helping young people to achieve and maintain a healthy sleeping pattern.

#WakeUpWednesday - Tips on supporting children with self-regulation


This information guide offers a collection of useful tips for helping children learn to manage their emotions.

Previous #WakeupWednesday advice

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 Social media tips.pdfDownload
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Safer Internet Day 2023


The children will be taking part in activities starting Tuesday 7th February. The theme for this year is 'Want to Talk About it?' 

This year we are hoping to answer the following questions:

  1. What issues really matter to children and young people?
  2. What changes do they want to see?
  3. How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward


Advice and more information about how parents and carers can get involved can be found by clicking the link below:



Bacup Holy Trinity have recently been awarded a certified status in online safety from 

As a school we are committed in ensuring the children are kept safe and educated about the responsibilities and challenges when accessing online services.

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Parents and Carers

As part of our commitment, we have enrolled the school in the National Online Safety Program. This allows us to deliver personalised guidance on any online safety matter. Please read the letter below and register with us on the online safety hub.

The link for joining the school's hub is:


To download the app, please either scan the QR code on the leaflet below or click on the following links:


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What we are doing to stay safe online...

Summer 1

Year 1

We have shown some interest in TikTok outside of school so we are discussing what is suitable for our age and looking at sharing kindness online.


Year 1/2

Like year 1, we are sharing kindness online and looking at top tips for staying safe.


Year 2

Following on from year 1/2, we are looking at more online safety tips


Year 3

Our Computing topic is all about using search engines. Our online safety will look into how to search safely.


Year 4

We are looking at how we can be kind online.


Year 5

Our computing unit is all about websites. We are looking at some of the social media platforms we access and how to stay safe using them.


Year 6

We are creating a digital yearbook. We are investigating copyright and how to use images we find online.