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Online Safety

Need Advice or to Submit a Report?

The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protects children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA-led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. Click the button below to access the CEOP safety centre:

Staying Safe Online

At Forest and Sandridge, we recognise that using the internet is becoming as commonplace as using the telephone or TV, and its effective use is an essential life-skill for all our children. However, unmediated internet access brings with it the possibility of placing our pupils in potentially embarrassing, inappropriate, and even dangerous situations.

We believe in ensuring our children are able to use the internet to its best advantage and to know and recognise the situations where they may potentially find themselves in difficulty.

Pupils at Forest & Sandridge are given regular reminders of how to keep safe while they are using the internet and what to do if anything makes them feel uncomfortable or concerned.

Our Internet and Acceptable Use Policy is outlined in the letter available on the link below:

Online Safety Mark

We are pleased to announce that Forest & Sandridge has completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the 360 Degree Safe Online Safety Mark.

Our Ideas about Online Safety

Forest & Sandridge School is committed to ensuring the online safety and wellbeing of our school community. We aim to support everyone at our school so that they are able to enjoy all the benefits of the digital world in a safe and secure way.

Below are the rules that your child will learn at school in order to say safe.

One great way to help is to ask your child if they know these rules!

Be SMART on the Internet Download

For further information on how to help keep your child safe online, visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website.

Early Years Suggested Apps Download
7-11 Suggested Apps Download
Acceptable Use for Pupils Download
Acceptable Use for Staff Download
Digiduck eBook Download
Online Safety Pamphlet for Parents Download
Pokemon Go Guidance Download

The Report Harmful Content Button

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 initial 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 for8 typesof 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.

Reports can be made to RHC by anyone over the age of 13. SWGfL operates 3 helplines and to be sure you're getting the right support take a look at the Helpline flowchart to find out who can best support you.

SWGfL Report Harmful Content

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