Tellonym – Important Information

 Tellonym App

Important safeguarding information for school staff, parents and carers  .

South Tyneside Local Safeguarding Children Board have been made aware of the potential dangers associated with the use of the application  “Tellonym” (a play on the words “Tell on him”)

The app is available as a free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play store and is not regulated.

Tellonym advertises itself as  “ the most honest place on the internet. See what your friends think of you, answer anonymous questions and ask others the things you have never dared …”.

The facility to allow anonymous postings has seen users (of any age) post a wide range of inappropriate messages, comments and photographs which have caused upset and distress to children and young people using the application which has required intervention from the police and other services.

Please be aware of the dangers of the use of the application and we would advise that you share this information with staff, parents and carers.

New Barefoot Resources

 

Summer is here and to celebrate getting outdoors Barefoot have created some exciting new FREE Bee-Bot goodies, designed to get your pupils working together to learn about the birds, the bugs and, of course, programming bees.

Barefoot Goes Wild provides a bundle of goodies designed to help you run your favourite Bee-Bot lessons, in a new and totally wild way. This bundle will be perfect for teachers who have Bee-Bots and are already using them, or for those looking for an exciting way to introduce them to their class.

 

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