"Education is the foundation upon which we build our future."
Christine Gregoire

Online Safety

A course for parents who speak English as an additional language and want to know more about how to support their children’s speaking, listening, reading and writing, while improving their own English skills. Please come and see us for more details.

Be Internet Legends – Games for children about internet safety 

KidSmart – Learn more about the Internet and how to be a SMART surfer

ThinkUKnow – Advice on online safety

CBBC Stay Safe – E-Safety games and songs

Childnet – Working to make the Internet a safe place for children

DigiDuck’s Big Decision – A story about online friendship and making the right decisions (KS1)

Adventures of Smartie The Penguin –A story about asking for help when using the Internet (KS1)

Digizen – Become a responsible digital citizen

The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew

It is important to ensure children are using safe search engines. These are links to search engines which are considered safe for children. Please encourage your child to use these at home when searching the Internet.

Safe Search Kids

Kids Click

Recently a new Youtube for kids has been provided by Google. If you have an Apple or Android tablet this is avalibale at the link below. YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favourite programmes or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use and full of family-friendly videos.

YouTube Kids

The UK Safer Internet Day Centre has created this guide to answer some commonly asked questions and introduce some of the most popular devices used by children, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

A Parents Guide to Technology

A Parents Guide to Parental Controls

How to set up the parental controls offered by your home internet provider

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.

How we can help

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.