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Online and eSafety Advice

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Online and eSafety Advice

Safeguarding children and young peop​le, including Online and eSafety, is everyone’s responsibility. eSafety is not a responsibility for just ICT staff. It needs to be considered as part of the overall arrangements in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in our community.

eSafety covers any issues relating to any comm​unications using the Int​ernet, mobile phones or other electronic communications technologies that can pose risks to a person’s safety.


All students and parents are given the Acceptable Use Policy when they start at RVHS and all staff are given our ICT and Social Networking Policy on an annual basis. These policies ar​e regularly reviewed and sets out guidance for the acceptable, safe and responsible use of technology. RVHS staff sign the ICT and Social Networking Policy at the start of an academic year, it is also as part of the induction of new staff routine.

Our eSafety Coordinator

RVHS eSafety Coordinator


Mr M Whoriskey

Head Teacher​

Responsibilities include:​

  • Maintaining the Acceptable Use (Students) and ICT and Social Networking (Staff) Policies.
  • Ensuring that RVHS's policies and procedures include aspects of eSafety.
    For example: the anti-bullying procedures include cyberbullying and the child protection policy includes internet grooming
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the filter system provider to it is set at the correct level for staff, children and young people
  • Report issues to the Head Teacher
  • Ensure that staff participate in eSafety training
  • Ensure that eSafety is included in staff induction
For further information you can download a copy of Keeping your Children Safe Online HERE which will give you helpful hints and tips on eSafety at home.

To help parents manage children's social media and online access


We recommend the use of to prevent inappropriate access for websites. The family Link app lets you digital ground rules to help guide them, learn and explore online.

Extremism & Radicalisation

Any idea can be taken to an extreme, but the type of extremism that we look for is when ideas and opinions lead on to violence. We often hear on the news of young people that have been radicalised and drawn into terrorist groups, but what does that mean? In simple terms radicalisation is the process of someone developing extremist views.

All staff and Governors at RVHS are Level 1 Safeguarding trained and have ​​completed the Governments Extremism and Radicalisation Prevent Training as part of Operation Channel.​

Our DSL Coordinator (Designated Safeguarding lead)

RVHS SPOC Coordinator: Mr M Whoriskey

If you have concerns?

If you have concerns about your child relating to extremism and radicalisation, you can receive support and advice from our SPOC Coordinator in school on 0161 477 3544 or your local police by telephoning 101. They will treat the matter with total confidence and will do all they can to help to prevent your child turning to behaviour that breaks the law.