Keep your children safe when using electronic devices by following the advice provided on the links below. At Baildon, we teach a thorough and engaging curriculum regarding e-safety risks. This is based around Childline’s SMART rules.
Safe: Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you're chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents or carers permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Reliable: Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it's best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
We recommend you encourage your children to follow this rules at home too. For more information, follow the links below for videos and advice.
The Smart E-safety rules.
The links below were selected based on responses from our 2017 parental survey about e-safety concerns.
Setting up a family agreement.
Communication is vital regarding e-safety risks. Creating a Family Agreement regarding internet, computer, tablet and phone usage is an excellent way to lay down some ground-rules for the family whilst also beginning a dialogue regarding your child’s online lifestyle. The more trust you can build between yourself and your child, the more likely they are to share any worries and concerns they may face with you.
How to report a concern to the appropriate authorities:
Safe Search sites for children to use:
Protecting your computer and tablet from viruses and setting up parental filters.
Being aware of predatory behaviour:
How to set up parental controls on a mobile phone:
Selfies and the law:
In-app purchases: How to avoid children making accidental purchases.
How to set up parental controls on a tablet
Pegi Age Restrictions: How to find out which games are appropriate for your child.
Risks involved when playing online games:
Privacy settings and how to be aware of your Digital Footprint:
Advice regarding common social media and apps sites:
Helpful videos to watch
Other useful videos about risks, including grooming for older children- we advise you to watch these before deciding whether to share them with your children.
Videos for children with learning difficulties: