At Whitemoor Primary and Nursery School we 'Take Care' in everything that we do. The internet is a brilliant tool to use but we understand that to use it properly we have to be careful. To help us do this we follow the SMART rules:
SAFE - Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or school name – to people who you don’t trust online.
MEETING - 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.
ACCEPTING - 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 may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be reliable.
TELL - Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. You can report online abuse to the police at: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Parents and carers can request a copy of our internet access policy from the school office. The SMART rules are visible on the desktop of all of the computers in our ICT suite to remind children on a regular basis and staff frequently refer to this in their lessons.