Become a ISKF Be-smart Mentor and win prizes and free software for your school in our annual contests.
What is the Be-smart Mentor programme?
The programme is designed to enable students to use the Internet securely and responsibly.
The programme engages a group of upper year pupils (15-18 years) that are picked by the I.T. teacher or Head of the school to become a Be-Smart Mentor. The Mentors will guide, support and share valuable Internet safety and awareness information with their peers and the younger pupils in their school.
The Mentor roles include:
How do I get the Be-smart programme into my school?
A teacher or the head of the school can email us about the programme here: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Once you are in our database, we can arrange a brief with a security specialist from the Trend Micro for your Be-smart Mentor team. They will visit your school and meet the newly appointed Mentors. Your Trend Micro specialist will tell you everything you need to know about the programme, arm you with valuable information and show you how to be the key adviser to your fellow friends and younger pupils on internet safety and awareness.
Is there an annual fee or cost involved?
What do we do next?
Once the Trend Micro specialist has shown you all the things you need to know, you can set up your own Be-smart hub/base within the school, call it whatever you like and place the hub/base wherever you feel it would work best. Maybe plan your first assembly but don’t fret, we’ll completely guide you and share ideas on what you might like to do next with your newly appointed team. Once you have the hub/base up and running, you can begin to engage with the rest of the school. For example: Put together an assembly on downloading music safely or how to be safe whilst gaming, do an awareness lunchtime session for the first year students or create a story wall somewhere in your school, of good and bad stuff people do on the Internet with safety advice.
This is your hub or base, which is part of a fun, innovative programme backed by Trend Micro UK and the Home Office. Being individual is key but the most important thing is sharing valuable safety information with the rest of your school. And the best school Mentor team will get a reward.
Will we be able to contact our Trend Micro specialist in case we can’t help a student out or we need some advice?
Of course! You will have a special contact at Trend Micro. You will be in touch with us a lot!
If there are any real issues concerning a pupils’ safety, then the Trend Micro specialist will be able to guide you and your school. You will be given a list of important contacts with CEOP’s and SOCA, as well as the Police.
Annual contest What’s Your Story?
Part of joining the programme means you can join in on our competitions throughout the year. Our biggest competition is What’s Your Story competition where you can win tons of money and tons smart devices! Take a look at our What’s Your Story link here : http://whatsyourstory.trendmicro.co.uk or download the flyer.
Lynette’s blog Internet Safety for Kids and Families focuses on raising awareness and educating people about the safe and responsible use of the Internet
Lynette was instrumental in launching the What’s Your Story? - international video contest to promote digital citizenship and online media literacy
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