Breckland School

Online Safety

In an ever-changing digital landscape, it is essential that our young people know how to stay safe and harness the positives offered by the online world, whilst being aware of the pitfalls and problems it can create. Used correctly, digital media offers young people the opportunity to explore, connect, create, and learn and, as a school, we believe in the importance of teaching young people about these opportunities as well as safeguarding them against the problems of misuse. 

As a school, we share advice and guidance with our school community, highlighting both the positive and negative aspects associated with living in the modern, digital world. Through our curriculum, we explore the consequences of our actions and the ramifications associated with: cyberbullying, digital cheating, identity, self-image, digital footprint, communication and internet safety.  We understand that it is essential for all to have the necessary skills to be able to manage the online world.

National Online Safety

Parents/Carers wishing to access the Online Safety Course and Resource Hub from National Online Safety should click here.

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 eight 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 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.

Further information and resources

Blocking and Reporting – a guide for students

A Parent and Carer’s Guide to Instagram

Discord App Safety: What Parents and Carers Need to Know

Gurls Out Loud

Instagram safety and privacy settings

Parents Protect





What parents need to know about Tik Tok

How to Keep Kids Safe on YouTube and Internet Streaming

Safety Detectives