Online Safety for Parents
How we teach Online Safety in school
We are aware how much time or access children have today and therefore online safety awareness is crucially important for our whole school community.
We learn how to keep safe online in a number of ways in school. These include computing lessons, PSHE sessions, whole school or class assemblies and we always celebrate the annual Internet safety Day in February.
In school, children are aware how the devices they use are monitored through Securus Monitoring and how there is an acceptable way to use these devices.
These online safety skills are just as important when they are at home and by gathering information from pupils, we are able to deliver a curriculum which is linked to their needs and practice these when using any online device.
What happens if I see something online that I don't like? Reporting Harmful Content (RHC)
The RHC button is an asset of SWGfL, a charity working internationally to ensure all benefit from technology, free from harm.
The button has been developed to offer anyone living in the UK a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to reporting routes for commonly used social networking sites, gaming platforms, apps and streaming services alongside trusted online safety advice, help and support.
Children under 13 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this going through our how we can help resource together.
RHC also have advice and links to reporting routes for other online harms people may come across or face, such as impersonation, privacy violations and intimate image abuse.
The RHC button provides a gateway to the RHC reporting pages, an area of the RHC website offering:
links to reporting routes on commonly used sites for 8 types of online harm
help, advice and support on what to do if experiencing or witnessing harm online
signposting to industry partners reporting forms and the ability to report legal but harmful content directly to RHC for further investigation
Reporting to RHC
Reports can be made 24/7 through the online reporting forms and helpline practitioners will review and respond to reports within 72 hours between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday
Other useful links for parents:
If you are worried about any aspects of your child being online, have seen harmful material or need a guide to any of the websites or apps your child is accessing, please have a look at these links below: