Online Safety Support
At Mitcheldean we take Online safety very seriously and ensure this is continually visited within our school provision.
Fortnite....Whats APP....YouTube....Instagram....Facebook....it's a changing world in which we live and in which our children are growing up in. Internet Safety is a hugely important issue in our society where the internet is now so widely used, especially when your children are now more able than ever to communicate using smartphones, tablets and computers at home.
We recognise that the internet opens up a wealth of learning opportunities for children and that is an enormous resource for all. It is vital that we provide our children with the skills to access this safely.
We are equally aware of the danger the internet poses to our children. During their time at our school children receive lessons on Online Safety as an integral part of their Computing and PSHE curriculum. At home we encourage parents to take care to protect their online devices and those who use them. We seek to share information with our parents to help them keep up to date with this ever changing world.
How To Report Harmful Content
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. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting online harm to the RHC service for those over the age of 13 where an intial report has been made to industry but no action has been taken. RHC will review content in line with a sites' community standards and act in a mediatory capacity where content goes against these.
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.If you need to report harmful content please click below:
Websites for further support