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Shiny Gadgets

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, new technology was waiting no need for a mouse

Shiny tablets were hung by the chimney with care, to be loaded with apps and personal information to share

Whilst visions of Xbox danced in their heads the children were nestled all snug in their beds.


Dreaming of inappropriate games

Online forums included for the calling of names

Interactive toys that will listen learn and say

Storing your data online in an insecure way

What a smart phone with the messaging and camera too

There are far too many risky apps waiting for you


To bring them to life wireless broadband was waiting

Parental controls in need of activating and Mamma in her ‘Kechief and Pappa in his cap

Abdicate responsibility in the parenting trap

But help is at hand if they just think to ask

Talk to family, schools or go online for the task


For the teachers and leaders it is time to be bold

With guidance and safeguarding messages told

At the end of the term before presents are given

And again in the New Year when new behaviours are driven


If you still find it daunting and it all gives you pause

We are here to support and champion the cause

These risks can be managed with a little foresight

Giving a Happy Christmas to all and to all a Good Night.

For further support and information on e – safety, please visit www.link2ict.org/safeguarding