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Wake Up Wednesday: Signal

The multimedia messaging app Signal has been dubbed “an overnight success, years in the making”. The result of a merger between two older apps (TextSecure and RedPhone), Signal has been available since 2015, but didn’t gain notable popularity until the latter half of 2020 – Continue reading …

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Wake Up Wednesday: Clubhouse

A free online safety guide on Clubhouse. Clubhouse is an audio-only social media networking app that is currently available only to Apple users. The app encourage conversation between users, in various rooms discussing topics from the serious (health, sports, cryptocurrency, etc) to the more frivolous Continue reading …

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Wake Up Wednesday: Cyber Crime Safety

A free online safety guide on 10 top tips for keeping children safe from cyber crime. We all want to continue being informed and inspired by the ever-expanding capabilities of the internet. But we also need to be able to safeguard ourselves against the growing Continue reading …

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Safer Internet Day 2021

St Thomas More Catholic School is joining the nation globally to celebrate, Safer Internet Day 2021! Things will be a little different this year; we are celebrating virtually! Today all our pupils will be completing engaging activities, learning the importance of how not to be Continue reading …

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House Party app tips

Important information about the House Party app that parents should be aware of.

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Parent warning: bogus modeling companies on Instagram

We have become aware of reports that students at a number of secondary schools across Staffordshire, Stoke and Cheshire East have been contacted by a bogus modelling company, ‘Starlett’ or ‘Scarlett Bookings Agency’. Students are contacted through the Instagram app and pressured into sending inappropriate Continue reading …

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E-safety at Thomas More

The importance of E-safety needs to be considered both at home and at school. It’s vital that our children are aware of the dangers of using the Internet and the consequences of not using it safely. Continue reading …

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Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 crisis text line available for anyone, anytime, anywhere. The service is anonymous and off bill. Continue reading …