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09/12/19

Twickenham School is looking forward to hosting Comberton Village College ( ), Cambridge on Thursday in a rugby festival involving Year 7, 8, 9 and Girls rugby teams to celebrate the Varsity Game at Twickenham later in the day.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1200342861314772993

29/11/19

We are delighted and so proud to announce that Henry and his partner Keira won Gold in Mexico. They are officially the Great British - Pan American Acro Champions and double gold medal winners. https://t.co/oamdAvHBN7

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1193842706918903809

11/11/19

students attending the Kneller Hall Remembrance Service today. https://t.co/k4eFI3FjYL

11/11/19

Good luck to our Yr11 students taking their mock exams this week.

11/11/19

Twickenham celebrates anti-bullying week, Mental health awareness week and National Maths week!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1186929149061095424

23/10/19

Year 11 Football team captain Owen Walsh has successfully been selected to represent Middlesex this season. Owen had to come through 2 trial sessions and was against nearly 100 other students for the places. This is an amazing achievement and an honour. https://t.co/YaKu59lOyY

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1186249247496253441

21/10/19

Year 10 are busy working on modelling a mobile phone holder for their latest project. https://t.co/KOcXlcsWIu

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1181547547678117888

08/10/19

Fabio decided to get creative for tonight’s Open Evening https://t.co/iDJe4aRG7H

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1180472810780659712

05/10/19

We’re ready for Open Evening on Tuesday 8th October and looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families. See our wonderful school for yourself... here’s a sneak preview... https://t.co/kCEIOSebtp

03/10/19

National Poetry Day is being celebrated with themed activities and a poetry hunt competition. Enthusiastic students will win Golden Tickets and be entered into a lucky dip.

30/09/19

Ex Twickenham student Lauren James did us proud at the weekend by scoring her first goal for Manchester United! https://t.co/nbp06pZxD5

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1177553363183001600

27/09/19

Macmillan Cake sale is in full swing. Students have baked the most impressive cakes . https://t.co/PEH6OFIKVw

27/09/19

Let’s go Twitter https://t.co/VF6alwaKIV

23/09/19

Well done to the students who completed their Bronze D of E this weekend in the Surrey Hills. They showed resilience, empathy and we are very proud .

23/09/19

Macmillan cake sale during break time Friday . Donated cakes would be appreciated. Please drop at reception . Thank you

23/09/19

Well done to all ! Money raised for Jeans for Genes day was a huge £458!

11/09/19

Please help our student Henry, fund raise to compete in Gymnastic competitions around the world. https://t.co/2o0PLE9bW7

09/09/19

Welcome back to all. So lovely to see our students starting as they mean to go on at Twickenham. Aspire, Achieve, Enjoy.

06/09/19

Retweetd From David Martin

A wonderful student, so musically talented and a real pleasure to teach. Well done everyone at Twickenham School for an impressive set of examination results.

05/09/19

Congratulations to our student Henry Godfrey who, along with his partner, has been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2019 Acrobatic Gymnastic Pan American Club Cup in Mexico. We are so proud!

E-safety

Staying safe online

We urge parents and carers to monitor their child’s online activity as closely as they would monitor any contact their child has with other children and adults in the real world. 

Safer surfing

  • We recommend that children are supervised while using the Internet. It is possible to buy software which will restrict access to ‘harmful sites’. Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will also provide an element of ‘filtering’ to avoid unsuitable content; but you need to set it up.
  • No system will remove all unsuitable material.

Reporting

  • It is important that your children know what to do if they come across any material that they feel uncomfortable with. REPORT IT. Online abuse and concerns can be reported to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
  • CEOP also has information for children, young people and parents/carers. Parents and carers are encouraged to look at them in order to help them to understand some of the potential risks and to help them monitor their child’s activities online.

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Personal details

Students should not give out personal details about themselves or others. This includes: full name, address, phone numbers, email addresses etc.

  • Students should never make arrangements to meet anyone over the net.
  • Students should never give anyone else their password.
  • People should not give out bank / card details unless they have checked that the site is trustworthy and that they have anti-spyware installed on the computer.

Free web space

There are a large number of people offering free webspace at the moment, such as www.zorpia.com, www.bebo.com, www.myspace.com. There are areas of these sites and adverts thatyou may consider inappropriate. While this is great for developing creativity, it also has dangers.

  • Free areas are easy to upload information to and many target young people in their marketing.
  • Free areas often invite others to view your areas / galleries etc. While it is good to share, people need to consider who may have access to these areas. Avoid giving out personal details about yourself or others.

Chatrooms / Forums / MSN

These have many uses, but also many dangers. It is very hard to know whether the person is really who they say they are. Even if the name is someone you know, that doesn’t necessarily mean that your friend is the person doing the typing!

  • It is also not always clear who else is ‘listening’ in to your conversation.
  • There are usually ‘moderators’ who you can contact if you are unhappy with anything in a forum or chatroom.

Online games

This is a rapidly developing area and can have the same dangers as chat rooms. This is particularly true of role-play type games. In this case people are very unlikely to be who they say they are!

  • There are usually moderators you can contact if you are unhappy with anything.
  • Never give out personal details or arrange to meet someone.
  • On-line games are not restricted to computers.

Email

Avoid opening emails from unrecognised sources. Never open attachments without checking who they are from and whether they are likely to be safe.

  • Emails may carry viruses.
  • Most anti-virus programs will scan emails for spam (unsolicited, bulk mail); as well as viruses.
  • Avoid using CC (Carbon Copy) or the ‘To’ box when sending to multiple addresses. Instead use BCC (Blind Carbon Copy). You can set up a group; put your own address in the ‘To’ box and the name of your group in the BCC box. This offers some protection in that people don’t automatically see everyone else’s email address.

Cyber-bullying

Unfortunately, bullies like new technology just the same as everyone else. Children need to be very careful about who they give mobile ‘phone numbers to; what they upload (if anything); who they give email addresses to etc.

  • Texting; using camera ‘phones; setting up websites about people; MSN; and group emailing are all ways that are being used by some bullies.
  • If it happens – tell someone immediately, save all evidence you can.

Passwords

Be imaginative with passwords. It is amazing how many are ‘guessed’.

  • Try to make sure passwords are at least 6 characters. (The longer the better.)
  • Avoid using postcodes or family names / dates etc.
  • Using unusual characters such as £$%&*^ makes fraud harder.
  • Mixing capitals and lower case letters usually makes passwords more secure.
  • Some people hold databases of the most common passwords!
  • Never give out your PIN over the Internet.
  • Most common password info

Advice and information

The Think u know website contains good e-safety advice for children, young people and parents/carers.

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On NSPCC Net Aware parents review kids’ social networks, apps and games.

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ParentInfo has a bank of resources and information. For example, their article on staying safe on Minecraft is useful.

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Online safety Presentation for Yr7 families by Peter Cowley ( ICT and Online safety Adviser, Achieving For Children)

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