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Twitter Wall

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22/08/19

Agata, 16, gained three 9s, three 8s and two 7s, securing her place to study Biology and Psychology at Strode’s College. https://t.co/6JrK35RP4g

22/08/19

Our students’ successes were covered in today’s Richmond and Twickenham Times: https://t.co/qIMZ3JqYoQ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164559115332587520

22/08/19

Samantha, 16, gained 2.5 grades on average above those predicted. One 9, one 8, five 7s and two 6s. Plans to study Psychology, Sports Science and Performing Arts at Strode’s College. Well done! https://t.co/INwmr53pWs

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164554084713730048

22/08/19

Zoe 16, received five 9s and five 8s. Congratulations! https://t.co/BrE38Zb511

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164549058540777476

22/08/19

Alfie, 16, received 6s and 7s after being predicted 2s and 3s, and now plans to attend St Richard Reynolds Catholic High School to study Maths, Economics and Business Studies. Congratulations! https://t.co/oeNz5VGNm8

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164543604397940741

22/08/19

Megan, 16, received two 9s, five 8s and three 7s in her GCSEs, securing a place to attend Strode’s College to study Maths, Biology and Psychology. https://t.co/bltJR1tvZg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164137017929850880

21/08/19

Our students have arrived home safely from their incredible trip to Tanzania https://t.co/4n4FwdNyDx

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163752876734373894

20/08/19

Tanzania update: after a wonderful trip students are off to the airport on their way home. https://t.co/LFa8bNLd6r

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163145702115106818

18/08/19

Tanzania update: More from safari https://t.co/YsmMzhn8gP

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163145500448759809

18/08/19

Incredible footage from safari in Tanzania https://t.co/INK7fy7mWm

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163145176661090304

18/08/19

Tanzania update: This is our last night in this camp. Tomorrow we travel to another park to safari then go straight to the Keys Hotel for our last night. Lots of mixed feelings tonight about leaving but everyone reflecting on a life changing month. https://t.co/AiLwbVlOxJ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162806251379679234

17/08/19

Tanzania update https://t.co/mP4cZQPfjn

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162403301071249408

16/08/19

Tanzania update: monkey spotting. https://t.co/bcZusFVja1

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162015533186867202

15/08/19

Tanzania update: bush skills and archery https://t.co/BFSdczO4fl

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162015226021273600

15/08/19

Tanzania update: safari walk https://t.co/YLbAAiXkhg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1161637589729906688

14/08/19

Tanzania update: making paper from elephants poo https://t.co/TsdBVqPEWL

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1161592435379757057

14/08/19

Tanzania update: decorating a wall. https://t.co/R83pI2F11E

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1161592223798112257

14/08/19

Tanzania update: getting up close with local wildlife. https://t.co/ILYRMXmLSC

13/08/19

Tanzania update: Transfer to the bush tomorrow and afternoon with Maasai warriors

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1160630451146502146

11/08/19

Tanzania update: video https://t.co/9HWuza1Y2n

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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