At Millfields Primary School we take online safety very seriously and make it a priority to do all we can to keep your children safe when they are online and using the internet.

The Internet is a great information tool, and can be a place where kids learn but we must remember that when kids are online, they are in public.” – Mark Kennedy

Online security is a very important issue to all at Millfields Primary School – we hope every child has a safe and happy experience whilst using the internet.

Online safety is taught across all year groups within the Computing and P.S.H.E. curriculum, children can demonstrate and say how they stay safe online. They know who they can talk to if they see or read anything that upsets them, this includes at home. 

The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through Millfields their access to various types of technology and resources increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. 

We know that the positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of  various online risks. 

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

We have a range of security measures in place to help safeguard children from potential dangers and unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed according to our online-safety policy.

Natasha Bennett

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kathyrn Russell

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Anita Sparrow

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Rhiannon Macdonald

Online Safety Lead

Emily Mills

Safeguarding Governor 


Each year we celebrate Safer Internet Day, we cover a range of online issues and themes that our pupils are seeing and experiencing online. 

We subscribe to Knowsley City Learning Centres they are qualified  CEOP Ambassadors who provide the school with:
- Tailored presentation for each year group (Year 1 – 6)
- Presentations for parents and Parent information session s
- Monthly parent newsletter
- Annual Parental Controls booklet
- Termly staff briefings
- Staff training sessions
- Annual Governor briefings and Governor training session

Setting up Parental Controls on an iOS device with Family Sharing

Setting up Parental Controls on your child’s iOS device (when you don’t have an iOS device)

Setting up Snapchat Family Centre

Setting up Snapchat Privacy settings (on your child’s account)

Roblox Parental Controls and Privacy settings

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls App

YouTube Kids App

If you would like to share any information or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher. Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. 

Useful Websites

CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.

Think U Know - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

Kids Smart - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.

Internet Matters - Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online.

Useful Links

Resources for Key Stage 1

Resources for Key Stage 2

Parents guide to Social Media

These age restrictions come from the NSPCC website, parental judgement will still be needed.

Here are some additional useful links for parents and children:


E-Safety Advisor

Think You Know


Essex E-Safety Training