Keeping Children Safe online

 

Whatever social networks your children are using, learn how to make a report, report someone, or how to block someone if they are being nasty or hurtful.

Online life is an integral part of a child or young person’s real life. Talk to them about their online life in the same way you talk to them about their real life. Let them know that you trust them, and that they can come and talk to you about anything they have seen or heard. Resilience is important; understand that people can say something that appears nasty, but it isn’t meant that way.

If you have any concerns about your children online please speak to any of the following people in school.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Head Teacher,  Melanie Smallwood (Headteacher Bishops Tawton School, Barnstaple)  currently leading the school under a Management Partnership arrangement. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Donna Clark (SENCo, Bishops Tawton School, Barnstaple) currently leading Special Educational Needs at Langtree School under a Management Partnership arrangement.  

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jenny Symons (Teacher)

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Nicola Larrington (Early Years/Foundation)

Designated Governor for Safeguarding: Helen Tucker

Whatever social networks your children are using, learn how to make a report, report someone, or how to block someone if they are being nasty or hurtful.

Online life is an integral part of a child or young person’s real life. Talk to them about their online life in the same way you talk to them about their real life. Let them know that you trust them, and that they can come and talk to you about anything they have seen or heard. Resilience is important; understand that people can say something that appears nasty, but it isn’t meant that way.

 

SWGfL 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 reportlegal but harmful content directly to RHC for further investigation.

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