Online Safety

At Mill Hill County we are committed to educating students and parents alike about online safety and appropriate behaviours that will enable all of our students to stay safe. Students receive ongoing education on this as part of the PSHE curriculum and parents receive regular safeguarding updates.

The resources here are designed for parents and carers and can play an important role in helping to keep children safe online.

Reporting a Concern

To report harmful or illegal material online you can reach out to CEOP or the NSPCC.

CEOP is a law enforcement agency which can be used by anyone to make a report about online sexual abuse. It also offers advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to talk to your child and take action if you have concerns that online sexual abuse may be happening to them.

The NSPCC offers free advice and guidance to parents and carers with concerns via both its website and support line on 08088005000. You can also report online abuse. Finally, the NSPCC recently launched a ‘Report, Remove’ function to allow young people to report and have taken down inappropriate images that may have been posted online.

As ever, if you think a child is in immediate danger, please phone 999.

Further Resources

Parent info, a collaboration between ParentZone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations;

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support;

Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world;

Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games;

Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation;

UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services