Pupils

SMART Rules

For a copy of the SMART rules poster, click on the link below

SMART

Internet Safety

Welcome to our Internet Safety page for children. 

At Starbeck School we believe that e-safety is very important. At school you will learn about various ways of keeping safe on-line through assemblies, ICT/Computing lessons, PSHE lessons, Police visits, trips to 'Crucial Crew' and in various other ways. 

Some key rules to follow our the SMART rules developed by Childnet International.

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

Meet: 

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: 

Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, images 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 by looking at other websites, in books, or with someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.

Tell: 

Tell a 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


KEY STAGE 1 LINKS
The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin - a digital PDF book for children aged 5-7
Read Digiducks Big decision - an entertaining story with a serious message for young children 
Visit the 'Think you Know' website - information for children aged 5-7yrs

KEY STAGE 2 LINKS
Visit the "Think You Know' website for 8-10 yrs 
Watch the videos for 'The adventures of Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew' to learn the SMART rules

Top Tips for children about Location Sharing:

  • Only share your location with people you know in person. Never share your location with strangers.
  • Don’t add contacts to Snapchat if you don’t know them in person.
  • Regularly review your settings and take an active decision about whether you want people to know your location.
Remember you can switch this off at any time. Think about where you’re sharing your location. Location services such as Snap Maps can lead people to your house. Think about what times you’re on the app and whether these are locations you want to share – if not, then turn this off within your settings.

10 TOP TIPS: Staying Safe Online

  1. Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
  2. Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
  3. Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
  4. Never give out your passwords
  5. Don’t befriend people you don’t know
  6. Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
  7. Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
  8. Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
  9. Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
  10. If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

10 TOP TIPS: for mobile phone safety

  1. Remember if you are being bullied it isn’t your fault and there is nothing so awful that you can’t speak to someone about it.  Talk to a trusted adult at home or at school.
  2. Don’t reply to any nasty messages you receive.
  3. Don’t reply to a text from someone you don’t know.
  4. Keep the messages you have been sent so you can show them to a trusted adult and make a note of the time and date of the messages or calls you receive.
  5. Don’t answer calls from withheld numbers or numbers you don’t recognise, let it go to voicemail.
  6. Block numbers from people who are sending you nasty messages.
  7. If you are bullied repeatedly can change your number.
  8. Don’t give your mobile number to someone you don’t know.
  9. Don’t send pictures to someone you don’t know.
  10. If the problem is serious you can report it to the police, cyber mentors, or childline.

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