Online Safety - for parents and carers

The Internet is an exciting place to learn and have fun. At Crown Lane, we are here to support the whole school community to stay safe online and talking to your child regularly about their life online is a great way to start.

They might be:

  • doing home learning
  • researching a topic
  • watching videos on YouTube
  • playing a game on a laptop, tablet or games console
  • messaging friends or family and sharing photos on a phone 

Whatever they are doing, encourage them to share their experiences with you!

Here are some links and resources you might find useful.

Acceptable Use Policies 

In the first term, your child learned about the Digital 5 a day and how to stay safe online. They read and signed a form called an acceptable use policy to confirm they agree to follow the school online safety rules to keep themselves safe at school and at home when they are online. 

Click on the link below to read what they agreed:

Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Years 4, 5 and 6 

Your child's online safety education this term

This term you child's class will be studying a unit of work based on Play Like Share, an animated series about online safety produced by Thinkuknow.

How you can get involved

You can watch a short trailer and all three brief episodes of Play Like Share at

It is a great idea for you to watch each episode with your child after they have viewed it in class (to avoid spoiling any surprises!) and to have conversations with them about the subjects covered. To help you do so, here is a link to the Play Like Share Parents and Carers Helpsheet, with:

  • Ideas for starting conversations about online safety with your child
  • Links to more advice and support on how to keep your child safe online
  • Information about how to get help if you are worried about your child

You will also find plenty of advice and support about keeping your child safe online at the Thinkuknow Parents and Carers Website:


How to report an issue 

If you are concerned about something that has happened to your child online, you can contact the school and your child's teacher or Miss Bell will call you back to support you.


CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.

Tik Tok What? - a guide to social networks, apps and games

Net Aware: Click here to your guide to social networks, apps and games.

How to set up devices safely

                                                                                 Internet Matters': Online safety app for parents & children ...

Internet Matters: Click here for a parents guide to setting up safety controls on wifi, mobiles, games and social media.

Fake news, misinformation and coronavirus

                                                                                Internet Matters': Online safety app for parents & children ...

Internet Matters: Click here for tips to help children and young people challenge fake news online and build their critical thinking.


The National Literacy Trust: Top tips for talking with your child about the news.

Learning disabilities, autism and Internet safety


Cerebra: Click here for Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety: A guide for parents

Useful links and resources

                                                                                                Thinkuknow                             Childnet International                 Download the BBC Own It app



                ParentZone                             Vodafone Digital Parenting          O2/NSPCC Keeping kids safe online