The internet can be an amazing resource that helps people learn, communicate and understand the world. It is important to be safe when using it and we ask our children to follow the ‘SMART’ rules when accessing the internet using any form of device (Laptop, Ipad, Iphone etc).
S- Safe- Keep your personal information safe, when chatting or posting on line. Never share your passwords with anybody or write them down.
M- Meeting- Never arrange to meet with someone that you have met online. Remember they are strangers. Always talk to an adult you trust if someone has asked you to meet them on the internet.
A- Accepting- Only ever accept online messages including emails and files from people that you know. Never open email or download files from strangers.
R- Reliable- Some website and internet services are not reliable and trustworthy. People may lie about who they are, and information written online may not be true. Always ask an adult if you are unsure.
T- Tell- Tell an adult who you trust if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried if you or somebody that you know is being bullied online.
Please take a moment to read our SMART rules that we encourage our children at Mickleton to follow when online. From the start of Key Stage two E-safety forms a large and very important part of our Computing curriculum. It is important for parents to be aware of the potential danger of the internet including Cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying can be extremely distressing. They can even be classed as a criminal offence in some cases. Cyberbullying can be defined as making comments or posts online that are deliberately abusive, offensive, threatening or inflammatory. Liking and sharing this can of abuse can also be counted as bullying and harassment. It is important to be aware that online bullies can use lots of different platforms including social media, gaming sites, comment sections and mobile phone chat groups.
A very detailed definition of cyberbullying can be found below along with informative advice and guidance about keeping your children safe online and a link to our own Internet Safety policy.