Digi-Tell quickly and simply installs a report button on your school website. You choose where it goes, with no complicated coding, and nothing to program or install. It can be any size you choose and feature on your website wherever you like.
Pupils may accidently stumble across inappropriate content and want to inform an adult. They are more likely to at the time rather than the next day at school.
Instant messaging and online communication can be great fun. But things can go wrong. Cyberbullying happens even in primary schools and cannot be ignored.
Encouraging pupils to be open about their internet use is very important, and using Digi-Tell in conjunction with a 'Zip it, Block it, Flag it' policy or similar will help children report online 'stranger danger'.
Digi appeals to pupils of primary age and is another route to disclosure. It means pupils can report things instantly and not after they have worried about them before the next day of school. It is much easier for children to type a message to Digi rather than seek a meeting with a busy teacher about something which may be a source of anxiety.
In schools which use the Digi-Tell service, parents have a greater understanding of the responsibilities which come with giving children online access. For instance, many parents have no idea that their child’s console can be connected to the internet and that some give unsupervised, unmonitored access. Digi-Tell for many parents is the beginning of the eSafety conversation.
It is not enough to say ‘we don’t have any cyberbullying issues at our school’. How will you know unless you give pupils an opportunity to tell you? School Leaders using Digi-Tell have a better idea of the school’s eSafety issues and can respond to them quicker. OFSTED are asking schools to monitor and engage with pupils’ online activities, and, regrettably, several schools last year were deemed ‘inadequate’ for not doing so.