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Smishing

Phishing is commonly seen within emails and increasingly across social media, including YouTube. It’s best described as a scam using social engineering tricks (urgency, fear, panic) to coax you into revealing personal information (account details, name, bank details etc.) for criminal purposes. Smishing is exactly the same but it is conducted via SMS (text message). Don’t …

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Netflix – Age Ratings

You will be aware that Netflix is hugely popular across all ages but there have been concerns in relation to age ratings and the type of content that is recommended to viewers. Like many other services, Netflix uses algorithms to determine what you might like to watch based on viewing history, what you have liked …

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Inappropriate Content Shown to Children

In light of the continuing (and increasing) concerns of access to inappropriate content by children the 5RightsFoundation in partnership with Revealing Reality have conducted some research.  To test a child’s experience, the researchers created avatars to simulate the experience without putting anyone at risk. These new accounts, each based on a real child, liked and …

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Twisted Toys

Imagine if all the harmful features of the digital world were in traditional toys. Welcome to the World of Twisted toys, a wonderland of excitement, experiences and exploitation. We pride ourselves in making toys that are addictive, risky and put you completely under our control. This is the opening screen from a brand new service …

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Sports Day

Yesterday we held our annual Sports Day. The day was filled with exciting sports activities from the careful walk during the egg and spoon race, to the fast-paced relay race, to the strong pull of the tug of war, children took part with enthusiasm and competitive sportsmanship. Well done to all the participating teams and …

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Growth Mindset

Dr. Dweck’s research into growth mindset changed education forever   Over 30 years ago, Carol Dweck and her colleagues became interested in students’ attitudes about failure. They noticed that some students rebounded while other students seemed devastated by even the smallest setbacks. After studying the behaviour of thousands of children, Dr. Dweck coined the terms …

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Cultural Diversity Week

Today we celebrated  Cultural Diversity Day at Date Palm Primary. One of the best things about our school is the wide range of cultures represented in our children, parents and staff, and we wanted to show off this amazing diversity with a full day of celebrations! We held a whole-school assembly via Zoom in which …

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Parents’ Beliefs about Maths Change their Children’s Achievement

We now know that the messages we give students can change their performance dramatically, and that students need to know that the adults in their lives believe in them. Researchers are learning that students’ ideas about their ability and potential are extremely important, much more than previously understood. As well as the messages we give …

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