The Safe & Secure App To Communicate With Your Pupils
- March 27th, 2020
- Susan Graham
With many schools currently closed, teachers are looking for a safe and secure way to communicate with their pupils at this time. As a fully child safe and GDPR compliant platform, Teamo provides the perfect platform for teachers to effectively communicate with their pupils.
What can Teamo do?
Teamo offers a single, secure platform for sport teams, clubs, and schools to safely communicate with players of any age. As an "all-in-one" organisation and communication platform, teamo has a variety of features to offer such as a customised mobile app; a calendar to manage all events with availability, selection & attendance tools; and communication tools such as chats, team email and custom notifications. Read on to find out more about the communication tools available to chat with indivudals, groups and teams, whilst ensuring safeguarding of under 18s at all times.
Parents are automatically copied into all chats
To ensure child protection, all under 18s are required to have at least one parent or guardian connected to their account, giving them full access to their child's account. Even if the junior has their own mobile phone and access to the app, connected family members will have the same full access to the app making sure they are kept in the loop at all times.
Any individual, group or team chat created with a pupil will automatically copy in the linked parents/guardians. Teachers will also be able to view the relationship between parents and guardians (e.g. Mother of Jamie) to ensure there isn't any confusion.
Give pupils the chance to speak
Rather than sending out communication in an email to parents and having no engagement with the pupils, teamo allows two-way communication between the teachers and pupils. If the children have their own app, pupils can reply directly to teachers. This gives peace of mind to teachers as they can view who has read their messages/watched any videos they have sent and answer any of the children's questions. This also encourages the children to give their own input, creating a trusting environment and opening up a discussion amongst their peers.
Personal details are hidden to others
Whilst pupils and parents will be able to view the names of other members in the same chats/groups, their personal details (e.g. mobile number/email address) will be hidden, aside from the teacher who will have access to all this information.
Ability to report misconduct immediately
In any chat, all participants have the ability to report the chat to the club admin (whoever set up the team) and Teamo support, who will receive a copy of the chat along with the reason for reporting it. This ensures that any misconduct does not go unnoticed and is addressed by the relevant teacher at the school.
More about teamo
Teamo is available for free from the App Store. Get in touch with them to find out more and they will help set up an account for your school today!
Disclaimer: teamo is a product of Sportplan Ltd.