Digital Safeguarding

Staying safe on-line

The internet can be an interesting and fun place to spend time, it can also be a dangerous place if you are not sensible and/or don’t know how to stay safe online.

We actively teach our students about personal security guidelines, which includes:

  • Never revealing personal information, about themselves or others, such as home addresses, telephone numbers and personal e-mail addresses etc.
  • Never using photographs of themselves on their web pages unless parents/guardians have given permission to do so.
  • Never meet people in person that they have contacted on the internet without a parent/guardian’s permission.
  • Notify their teacher whenever they come across information that appears dangerous, inappropriate, or makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • Be aware that the author of an e-mail or web page may not be the person they claim to be.

Video on how parents can support their child online

Click the links for information for students and parents:

Reporting Harmful Content

Digital Safeguarding is led by Mr Thow, Mr Cosgrove and Mrs Ruddock.

Children and adults are able to report any online safety concerns to us by email at:

[email protected]

or by using RHC link here (also linked to the top of our home page)

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.

The helpline works to remove 8 different types of online harmful content

  • Bullying and harassment,
  • Impersonation
  • Online abuse
  • Pornography
  • Self-harm or suicide content
  • Threats
  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Violent content

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is there to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online

CEOP is unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.

This is for children 16 and under or concerned adults. If you have experienced online sexual abuse or you’re worried this is happening to someone you know, let us know safely and securely.

Please click here to access CEOP. (also linked to the top of our home page)


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