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MOMO - Be aware
A 'game' called Momo has been causing worldwide headlines lately. It has been suggested that this had been infiltrated into some websites used by children but the evidence for this is sketchy. We recommend that you keep an eye on what children are watching but also follow the device management tools in the next article
These are some great tips on keeping students safe on mobile devices.
You can click on the picture above to see more tips to keep children safe online
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Great website for Pupils
This is a brilliant website called edtechteacher.org and is great for students who are looking to maximise their skills and talents on the iPads. It is easy to use and has recommended lists of apps specifically designed for education.
Sarahah is a word which means candour. It is an app that has started with the best of intentions but as with much of social media it can be abused and you should therefore be aware of it and its implications.
What is Sarahah?
Sarahah originally started out as a website intended for employees to give anonymous feedback to their employers. According to the app’s website – ‘Sarahah helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner’.
How it works?
Once the Sarahah app has been downloaded, users must create an account on the app. The user will create their name ie name.sarahah.com. They can then search for other Sarahah users on the app and send anonymous text based messages. The main difference with this app compared to others is that users can only send messages – they cannot respond to messages received.
The app does offer some limited privacy features which allow users control over the following 2 options:
• Appear in search
• Receive messages from non–registered users
As with other anonymous apps, there is always the potential for apps of this nature to be misused in relation to bullying, harassment or abuse. Teenagers can also use the Snapchat ‘Paperclip’ feature to share links to their Sarahah profile, encouraging others to send them anonymous feedback.
Cyberbullying, unfortunately, is not a new phenomenon and it definitely did not start with Sarahah but the anonymous nature of the app does lend itself to nasty and hurtful comments. We would therefore advise that you speak to your child about this app and ensure their safety online.
School subject websites
At the latest e-learning information evening a question came up regarding school subject websites. These are a selection of these: Be aware that some are password protected to protect content ( just ask for this)