In our school, we celebrate being part of God’s family.
We inspire our children with a love of learning in a safe, happy
environment, which will enable them to flourish and
reach their individual potential.

Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD17 6TE

tel: 01274 598540,

fax: 01274 530018,

email: office@baildonce.co.uk

E-safety Advice for Parents

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.

Parents guides for e-safety issues.

Download our school e-safety guide for parents here. 

The links below were selected based on responses from our 2017 parental survey about e-safety concerns.  

Internet Safety

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. 

 Shareaware is a website set up by the NSPCC and includes example family agreements. 

Childnet also have useful guides and templates for setting up family agreements.

How to report a concern to the appropriate authorities:

Pupils can report concerns to school here.

CEOP - report serious worries and crimes to the police here.

Childline Bullying advice and hotline.

Report illegal internet content here.

Safe Search sites for children to use:

Safe search site for pupils.

Protecting your computer and tablet from viruses and setting up parental filters.

Advice on setting parental filters for internet providers.  

Advice for setting parental filters on web-browsers. 

Advice for setting filters on tablets. 

Which Magazine's advice regarding the best antivirus software.

Being aware of predatory behaviour: 

How to spot online grooming and predatory behaviour.

Video about predatory behaviour for 5-7 year old children. 

Video about predatory behaviour for 8-10 year old children. 

Video about predatory behaviour for 11-16 year old children. 

Mobile Phones

How to set up parental controls on a mobile phone: 

How to set up parental controls on a phone. 

Advice regarding mobile phones for your children. 

Selfies and the law: 

Childline advice regarding nude selfies.  

NSPCC videos and advice regarding nude selfies.

Advice for parents regarding what to do if a child has taken nude selfies. 

Advice for parents regarding nude selfies. 

Advice regarding bullying.

How to report bullying for specific apps

In-app purchases: How to avoid children making accidental purchases. 

Advice regarding in-app purchases. 

Tablets

How to set up parental controls on a tablet 

How to set up parental controls on a tablet

The NSPCC has lots of advice about being "share aware" using tablets.

Gaming

Pegi Age Restrictions: How to find out which games are appropriate for your child. 

Computer game content rating - how to check whether games are appropriate for your child. 

Common sense media - this reviews the content of games, TV shoes, movies and websites and provides advice regarding what age groups they are suitable for. 

Netaware - this gives specific advice regarding games and their suitability. 

Risks involved when playing online games: 

How to stay safe when playing online games. 

Tips for parents regarding online gaming safety.  

Social Media

 Privacy settings and how to be aware of your Digital Footprint:

How to set privacy settings and being aware of your digital footprint.  

What are digital footprints?

Advice regarding most social media sites and how to report an issue to them.

Advice regarding common social media and apps sites: 

Advice regarding social media websites. 

This website reviews social media sites and apps, advising you about their suitability for different age groups and risks.  

Facebook e-safety advice. 

Twitter e-safety advice. 

Instagram e-safety advice.  

Snapchat e-safety advice. 

Musically e-safety advice.

Youtube e-safety advice.

Youtube settings and parental controls.

Helpful videos to watch

Foundation Stage: 

Smarty the penguin explore e-safety issues for 4-5 year-olds.  

KS1:

Hectors World includes cartoons with advice for 5-7 year-olds. 

Stay safe with Lee and Kim includes e-safety cartoons for 5-7 year-olds.  

KS2:

Thinkyouknow - this includes e-safety advice for 8-11 year-olds. 

Playlikeshare videos - demonstrating safety tips regarding social media profiles, gaming and messaging. 

These resources are meant for teachers, but include useful videos to share with your children. 

How to stay "share-aware"

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. 

These videos are aimed for 11-13 year-olds.  

Videos for children with learning difficulties: 

E-safety advice for children with learning difficulties.