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24/05/20

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Wishing all Twickenham School community a lovely half term. Stay safe.

20/05/20

Mental Health Week 18-24 May. This years theme is kindness. This is at the heart of the Twickenham School values.

19/05/20

Twickenham students , look after yourselves, we’re here if you need us.

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1261310564866940928

15/05/20

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

So proud of Hannah McCallum-Benson- playing beautifully for the NHS. https://t.co/WCxYLg1SF3

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1261307590870474752

15/05/20

Sami’s Harb (Year 7) sent us a lovely poem questioning her fascination for those furry little creatures. https://t.co/Ld6paN9SQQ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1261306786352594944

15/05/20

Maisie Lynne Gibbons (Year 7) has 3 new butterflies that hatched this week. https://t.co/PtctlxSJRd

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1261227603429593088

15/05/20

A poem by Maya Lall Year 7 https://t.co/WSVNc45BCd

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1260531411502669824

13/05/20

Eloise Coe Brenchley (yr7) has been busy in lockdown. The below picture is her submission for the PE departments challenge. https://t.co/aE1Ika6sIv

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1260136087391002625

12/05/20

Skye Ridler (Yr 7) organised and held a VE Day street party for her neighbours, then extended the celebrations to the elderly residents at Alms House. The party included 1940s music, singing and dancing. Skye has also been knitting for the NHS. Well done ! https://t.co/NHN5Zd9c4H

11/05/20

Shakespeare’s Globe is now showcasing their Macbeth performance from 7pm tonight for 2 weeks. For our KS3 especially it would be great to sit down and enjoy this performance. https://t.co/XkWUSPmaf6

07/05/20

Please enter our school to win National Book Token for our library https://t.co/8rUlfXQ2MN

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1257715396242784259

05/05/20

Retweetd From EdenredUK

If you have a query regarding the Free School Meals scheme, please email the below address and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. https://t.co/7M5BeBM56C

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1257580067623972864

05/05/20

Mr Britton has illustrated his Perfect Saturday on his Wiltshire Hill. https://t.co/XwmoGdeT4Z

04/05/20

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Week 3 of the Beat Bryan Challenge. Come on TS, we can beat this one! https://t.co/UeQkVzEoXJ

04/05/20

We wish to support all students taking part in DofE during these uncertain times . Please find the link to the latest news regarding the programme and requirements. https://t.co/tizYZttYJ4

04/05/20

Richmond Rugby has joined forces with The Dons Local Action Group to offer extensive support to the most vulnerable communities in SW London during COVID 19. Interested in volunteering? Email : communitydept.co.uk

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1256175359697006592

01/05/20

Today we launched a Creative Calendar for May. Daily challenges to showcase our students’ voices in prose, poetry and art. We can’t wait to see their work! https://t.co/8KxvJWj59j

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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