Digital Safeguarding

What is digital safeguarding?

A good definition of safeguarding is taking proactive steps to prevent harm and abuse from occurring. At the same time, good safeguarding practice means you’ll know what to do if harm or abuse ever takes place: who to contact, what to tell them, and how to help the person who’s experienced abuse.

So what’s digital safeguarding? It’s the same idea but in a digital space. Digital safeguarding simply means taking steps to stay safe online.

The academy’s Digital Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Holland. Children and adults are able to report any online safety concerns by email to [email protected]

Children and adults can take direct action to report harmful content online, by clicking on the RHC button below:

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.

The helpline works to remove 8 different types of online harmful content

  • Bullying and harassment, 
  • Impersonation
  • Online abuse
  • Pornography
  • Self-harm or suicide content
  • Threats
  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Violent content

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is there to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online

CEOP is unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.

This is for children 16 and under or concerned adults. 

Please click below to access CEOP:

We have joined the Safer Schools Community as part of our drive to educate students to better protect themselves in the Digital World. You can now download the Safer Schools app for parents onto your smartphone or tablet and link it to Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, where you can receive tips and advice on keeping your child safer online.

We strongly recommend that you download the app and join our Safer Schools Community so that we can alert you to any new trends or sites that may be of concern or potentially dangerous to children. 

Click on the image below to download the instructions on how to install the Safer Schools App.

At National Online Safety, it is their mission to make the internet a safer place for children. They will achieve this through equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise.

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy is a member of National Online Safety.

Click on the images below to get more information about keeping your child safe online when using apps, games and various platforms that children can get access to.

360-Degree Safe is intended to help schools review their online safety policy and practice. 

You can view our 360-Degree Safe certificate by clicking on the image below.

 Whisper is our school’s confidential system for reporting problems at school or at home.

You can make an anonymous report by texting Orm2 + your message to 07860021584 or by clicking on the logo below.