Social Media Etiquette

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School offers students the opportunity to learn and develop a variety of practical computer skills. Using the school's computer equipment and software is a privilege. The following are usage guidelines to ensure that students respect the school's property, computers, software and access to the Internet.

Computer Usage

Proper treatment and maintenance of the lab equipment is important so that students have access to reliable, safe equipment. If students misuse the school's computers, their computer privileges may be revoked. All students have their own unique login and password. Logins and passwords should not be shared or used by anyone else.

When using the school computers and Internet access, students may:

Students may not:

Social Media Etiquette

Holy Trinity holds special presentations on social media etiquette. Recent presentations include tips for using Facebook responsibly. Students are informed on the risks involved and safety procedures to think about while using social media sites. Evening sessions are also held for parents to educate them on social media etiquette, and provide advice so they can assist their children with using social media wisely. You can learn more about using Facebook responsibly by reading our Facebook 101 Privacy Tips.

Bullying & Cyberbullying

Bullying is a form of repeated, persistent, and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause fear and distress and/or harm to another person's body, feelings, self-esteem, or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance. Cyberbullying is bullying that occurs over the Internet through email, social media sites and more.

Bullying prevention and intervention is a shared community responsibility. The PVNC Catholic District School Board requires all its Catholic schools to use bullying prevention and intervention strategies, which foster a positive learning and teaching environment so all students can achieve their full potential. You can read the Board's anti-bullying policy or the Parent Guide to Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats for additional information.

If you have a concern related to bullying, report it to the student's teacher and/or Principal. Bullying and any form of harassment at HTCSS will not be tolerated. Expected behaviours are outlined below:

Expected Behaviour

Reasons for Expected Behaviour

Consequences for Misbehaviour