What makes Starshell Student Distinctive?
Starshell Student is a program that provides education and protection for children and youth (students) when they are using social media.
Our research showed that parents and teachers would prefer a social media solution that alerts and helps safeguard against bullying, negative or explicit updates from being made public, rather than imposing restrictions on young people’s social media us. Through education in a safe environment, they want young people to take responsibility for their own actions and adopt a self-management approach to their social media activities.
Starshell Student is the Solution
Starshell Student is an innovative product that uses real-time automated filtering of social media updates to protect our children and young people. Starshell instantly notifies a young person before they send or receive an inappropriate message or image. Starshell filters by flagging keywords (e.g. swear words, sexual terms) and images (such as naked photos). The online platform includes an educational component, which promotes cyber safety and bullying awareness information. It also provides positive messaging, helpful tips and a Rewards Program to encourage young people to make good decisions in their use of social media. Starshell empowers young people to make good decisions and actively learn about social media responsibility, without intervention but with guidance.
Our Major Point of Difference
Apart from offering a far more comprehensive solution than other market providers, our major point of difference is that Starshell Student™ is not about punishment, as many other anti-bullying products are. Ours is the only solution available that provides guidance to educate the students in the appropriate use of digital media and to become good digital citizens, a program many schools are running and we integrate into. A skill that will become even more essential as we move into the future. StarshellStudent™ also provides a tool for worried parents who are facing these difficult situations with their children.
Peace of Mind
We can give them some peace of mind, that in Starshell Student™ they have additional support and a solution to help keep their children safe in the exciting but challenging digital world.