The Local Safeguarding Children Board have been made aware of the potential dangers associated with the use of the application “Tellonym” (a play on the words “Tell on him”) – The app is available as a free download on the Apple Istore and Google Play and is not regulated.
Tellonym advertises itself as “ the most honest place on the internet. See what your friends think of you, answer anonymous questions and ask others the things you have never dared …”.
The facility to allow anonymous postings has seen users (of any age) post a wide range of inappropriate messages, comments and photographs which have caused upset and distress to children and young people using the application. This has required intervention from the police and other services.
As part of Child Safety Week 4th – 10th June, The Word are offering Online Safety Session for parents to provide advice and guidance around keeping children safe online – Further information can be found at http://theworduk.org/whats-on/keeping-your-child-safe-online/