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Online safety

'Be the same person privately, publicly and personally.' ~ Judah Smith


At Mill Hill, we enjoy extending our pupils’ learning

experiences by using technology. However, while we

appreciate the benefits of going online, we are also

aware of the risks. Teaching Online Safety is at the

heart of our computing curriculum and general

safeguarding of children.










                Report Online Safety concerns here


How do we teach Online Safety?


Our Online Safety curriculum is linked to our computing scheme of work, although we recognise it is part of our RSHE curriculum too. Each year the children begin with specific Online Safety lessons, after which they complete their pupil acceptance use agreements (also known as the Computing Charter). Online Safety then becomes an integral part of the computing units of work. We also revisit Online Safety during the Safer Internet day in February.


Our Online Safety Curriculum is built around 'Education for a Connected World'.

Education for a Connected World is a framework to equip children and young people for digital life. It was written by the UK Council for Internet Safety and enables the development of teaching and learning as well as guidance to support children and young people to live knowledgeably, responsibly and safely in a digital world.


The framework focuses on 8 aspects of online education:

How can we support you at home?


Online Safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of online safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.


As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities.  However, the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content. 


It is important to engage in conversation with your child about the internet and how they use it as this can give you early indicators of any issues they maybe at risk of experiencing. Here are some conversation starters from 


  • Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
  • Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
  • Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
  • Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
  • Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online?


Please remember to inform the school of any issues or concerns with online safety that occur, even if at home and out of school hours, so that we can support you. 


Parent resources


To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media, we've suggested a few internet sites on this page which are fantastic resources. They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.