Risedale gets online safety certification

Risedale Headteacher, Colin Scott with the National Online Safety accreditation certificate.

Risedale Sports & Community College is now a National Online Safety Certified School.

The Catterick Garrison school has successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme demonstrating its commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

The secondary school has received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world.

National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements.

James Southworth, co-founder at National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at Risedale Sports & Community College on becoming a National Online Safety Certified School.

“By completing our training programme, the school has shown its strong commitment to implementing an effective whole school approach to online safety.

“It can be increasingly difficult for schools and parents to stay ahead of online threats and ensure both children and staff are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. We arm schools with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react to any problems.”

Colin Scott, headteacher at Risedale, said: “I am incredibly proud of our school for achieving this accreditation and completing the online training.

“Risedale truly does have a ‘whole school community approach’ when it comes to online safety.

“We actively promote a culture of safeguarding to educate everyone about the importance of online safety.

“And by ‘whole school community’ we do mean everyone; our teachers and school staff, Governors, young people and parents/carers.”

Any schools that would like to discuss their online safety provision or would like access to up to date online safety learning resources, are encouraged to contact National Online Safety on 0800 368 8061.