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Play – Playing games online

Like – Being kind to others online

Share – Sharing videos and photos online

Chat – Talking to others online

Lock – Keeping information private

Explore – Exploring the internet

Play Like Share

Play Like Share follows the adventures of Alfie, Ellie and Sam as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely.

The Band Runner game

Featuring characters and safety messages from the Thinkuknow, Band Runner is a  fun game that puts children’s knowledge about online safety to the test by asking them to help characters make safe choices.

Loot boxes

If you’re into video games, you probably know about loot boxes. They might hold useful tools like axes or hang gliders, or in-game currency, or simply new threads to wear! In football games, they’re usually a pack of players you can add to your team or sell.

Managing Parents

You love being online, but adults can worry about what you're up to. They don't always get it right, so here's some help with handling that.

Cyberbullying

This is when a person or a group of people threaten, tease, embarrass or abuse someone else by using ICT, particularly mobile phones, the internet and related technologies such as social networks. The effects of Cyberbullying can leave the victim feeling upset and very vulnerable.  It can be difficult to escape from the bullying as it can take place anytime of day or night and can make you feel very isolated and insecure even in your own home.  Cyberbullying is a bullying and safeguarding issue and should be treated as such. 

 

Cyberbullying can take many different forms such as:

  • Threats  - Text message being sent to your mobile
  • Public Posting - Your personal information and/ or images shared publicly on a social network without your permission
  • Exclusion - Exclusion from a discussion group or online gaming group
  • Manipulation - Your personal information altered and displayed for others to see
  • Hacking - Your password insecure enabling others to logon as you and delete, change or copy information
  • Abuse and Name Calling  - Hurtful voice and text messages sent to your phone                   

 

Cyberbullying affects all ages and teachers, as well as their pupils can be victims of bullying.   Sometimes victims even become the bully.

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