Smart kids at Halesowen school learn how to avoid internet danger

SMART pupils Ben Godfrey, aged nine, Amber Matthews , aged 11, and Molly Hipkiss, aged 10. (Buy photo 071429L)

SMART pupils Ben Godfrey, aged nine, Amber Matthews , aged 11, and Molly Hipkiss, aged 10. (Buy photo 071429L)

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SMART youngsters at a Halesowen school are learning how to stay safe when using their phones, tablets and computers online.

Lutley Primary School marked Safer Internet Day on Tuesday with a week of activities for all classes.

Their Smart Ambassadors, who pass an e-safety test to take on the role, mentor classmates on internet issues of concern and have helped lead the special week.

With growing problems of internet grooming of children and cyber-bullying, Lutley and its federated partner Lapal Primary, along with many other schools, have made e-safety a top priority.

ICT support manager Susan Harris said the activities, including video making, and a parents’ session, were designed to promote safe and responsible use of technology.

The Smart rules stand for staying safe, not meeting strangers from internet chats, not accepting emails from strangers, understanding that internet information may not always be reliable and to tell a parent or trusted adult of any concerns.

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