Mead Vale’s digital leaders are a group of children who work to support both children and staff with all computing needs.
The children from years 4, 5 and 6 try out new software such as Raspberry PI’s and help support and guide children about how to stay safe online.
Online Safety Information For Children
Children at Mead Vale are taught how to stay safe online through the SMART rules.
S - Secure
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your full name, email address, phonenumber, home address, photos or school name – to people you are chatting with online.
M - 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.
A - Accessing
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can leadto problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
R - Reliable
Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying aboutwho they are.
T - Talk
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. You can report online abuse to the police at the THINK U KNOW website.
In addition to our online safety curriculum in school, each year group also have age-related online safety activities for children to carry out at home. These include Digiduck and Hector the Protector and Smartie the Penguin. When children have completed their online safety training they will be awarded a certificate and badge to recognize their work.