Social Media Advice
What is Snapchat?
Snapchat is a photo messaging app with a twist. Snapchatters can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings and send them to friends. These ‘Snaps’ aren’t saved by default so it feels more like having an ordinary conversation. Once everyone has viewed a Snap, Snapchat’s system is designed to automatically delete it from their servers. Opened Snaps typically cannot be retrieved from Snapchat’s servers by anyone, for any reason. Upon registration ‘Team Snapchat’ will automatically send you a series of ‘Snaps’ to take you through the basics.
Age restrictions Snapchat is not intended for children under the age of 13. Teens aged 13-17 should have permission from a parent or legal guardian to use the app.
What is Instagram?
Instagram is a social network app that focuses mainly on images. It uses filters to edit and improve photos. Some filters can be made and owned by other parties. By agreeing to the terms and conditions of filters within the app means your pictures are owned and controlled by other parties. This can make removing them from Google image searches tricky.
Accounts can be linked to Facebook.
What is Twitter?
Twitter is a social networking site with over 288 million users! The big appeal with Twitter is how rapid and quick the tweets come in, meaning there is nearly always something new to read: you can track hundreds of interesting tweeters, and read their content with a glance, even celebrities and public figures.
One of the big differences from the other major social networking sites is, you only have 140 characters to use per tweet, this means you have to choose your words very carefully, or just tweet and tweet and tweet ... it also promotes focused and clever use of language making tweets interesting and easy to read, as well as challenging to write.
Twitter is a popular public platform used by many to express themselves, share stories, pictures and articles on the net. It can be a place people can find support, friends, jokes and much more.
Unfortunately like anything, it is not always used for good and that’s why we have devised this checklist to help you stay safe!
What is Facebook?
Facebook is probably the most famous social network. It is not as popular as children as it is with adults. This is probably because adults are more knowledgable with this app and are aware of the dangers. There is still a high percentage of pupils that use it so we need to discuss the dangers with them. As it is so widely used their is swathes of dangerous content.
It's popularity with all ages is increasing as it is used to log into a variety of other apps.
Supporting Children Following Acts of Terror
Following the dreadful events in Manchester this week, it is understandable that our children will have questions about such attacks. Here are some websites offering support for parents when speaking to our children. https://www.safeguardinginschools.co.uk/supporting-school-children-terrorist-...
Please be alert for signs of your children using the social media app Sayat.me. This app allows users to post anonymous reviews of other people. This has led to children posting abuse to others that is visble to the world. If you see your child using this app please talk about what abuse that...
New School Phone Number
The new main school office number is: 01785 334900 with effect from 24th April 2017 ...
Blue Whale Challenge Craze Warning
Please be alert for signs of your children playing the 'Blue Whale Challenge Game' on social media sites. The game is named Blue Whale Challenge as whales are believed to voluntary wash up on the beach and die. The craze started in Russia and is linked to 130 young suicides there last year. This ...
Parents Evenings Booking Form
Visit this link to access our parents evening booking system. https://christchurch.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ ...
Home Access Logging On
Help support when logging on to the school system from home. Click here to go to the help page. ...
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2016 Year 8 Prom
Oh what a night! On the 21st July Christ Church Academy held its annual leavers prom. Arriving on hover boards and in sports cars our Year 8 pupils were all dressed to impress! With the school decorated in an Oscar night theme, pupils took the opportunity to walk down the red carpet to the VIP area ...