As part of our continued efforts to ensure all of our students are aware of their responsibility to keep themselves safe online, we would like to update parents about an app which has come to our attention.
Tellonym allows users to ask anonymous questions to each other and comment on posts by other users. The company in charge of the app recommend that it is only used by children aged 17, but children as young as 13 are allowed to use the app. The app is not permitted for use by children under the age of 13.
With this app there is a risk of students entering into conversations with people under an anonymous identify. We would therefore implore parents, as with all social media platforms, to follow the guidelines regarding age-related use and closely monitor your child's usage.