E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile telephones as well as collaboration tools such as group messaging, and personal publishing or social media sites. It highlights the need to educate the pupils about the benefits of using technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences. More House School's E-Safety policy reflects the need to raise awareness of the safety issues with electronic communications as a whole.
More House School actively supports the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism, through focussed education as well as effective school computer network filtering and monitoring systems.
If you have any questions about e-Safety at More House School, or you have a concern about a member of the school community, then please contact one of the DSLs.
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
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.
Useful websites for parents are:
These websites are frequently used as part of the curriculum at More House School, and provide some very effective age-appropriate material to educate children and young people about the potential risks they are exposed to whilst online.