Pixie Van Dimple Resources for Schools, Students and Parents

Pixie Van Dimple and the Wrong Kind of Artificial Intelligence

I have embarked on a series of Author visits recently and hope to continue visiting Primary Schools and reading and talking all things ‘Pixie Van Dimple and Friends’ with more students! I thought that the crib sheet we use for Pixie Van Dimple and the Wrong Kind of Artificial Intelligence might be useful for teachers and parents so I have included this below! It can be used in class following a reading of the book and the messages conveyed to the parents too who may be unsure of the signposting with regards to the subjects and themes in the book.


Online safety – be safe online

Be kind

Be vigilant

Privacy settings – how to set privacy settings and keep your data safe!

Safer Schools App and cyber safety in schools – protected as your schools’ IT Admin set up restrictions so children can practice safety online in a safe environment 

Who to talk to – responsible adult – always ask if worried or talk to your mum/dad/carer

Make the right choices –

Stop and think before posting or reposting, clicking and scrolling!

Screen time and time offline – take regular breaks 

Family time – get your family to play online games or talk about what you like with them! They DO want to know

Who are you talking to online and in apps?

Develop confidence in the online environment to make the right choices – this is called Digital Literacy 

Look out for Misinformation – Big Bad Wolf Inc in Lil Red Hood Story featuring Pixie Van Dimple https://lynn-mcallister.com/2021/09/15/pixie-van-dimple-introduces/

& Fake News

What is Artificial Intelligence – https://live.firstnews.co.uk/i-dont-get-it/bfi/ai-are-robots-taking-over/

Natterhubhttps://natterhub.com/ – ‘preparing children to thrive online’ – ‘We teach children to be safe online and kind digital citizens. Award winning ‘Impactful Online Safety for Primary Schools’ – to be recommended!

recommended for primary schools and parents!

Pixies interview with Caroline Allams of Natterhub ! https://lynn-mcallister.com/2021/10/27/the-kids-are-in-charge/

CEOP – https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/

Internet Matters – https://www.internetmatters.org

NSPCC- https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

LgFL – https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/default.aspx

SWgFL – https://swgfl.org.uk/online-safety/

Be Internet Legends – play the Interland Game –  https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland

First news online safety – https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/online-safety-tips-parents/

The Week Junior – https://schools.theweekjunior.co.uk/digital-citizenship

Pixie Van Dimple and I came up with our very own rap! to highlight the need for 2 factor authentication – have a go at bringing it to life or create your own and send it to us or tag us in a post! – 2 factor authentication – 2FA RAP! https://lynn-mcallister.com/2022/02/22/pixie-van-dimples-2fa-rap/

Research and Development – LSE – Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology – Department of Media and Communications – read all about Sonia and her fantastic work here

Beeban Kidron – 5 Rights Foundation – https://5rightsfoundation.com/about-us/

For parents – a fantastic book by Katharine Hill – all the information and research and advice is in one place:


I would like to highlight the information on Strathmore School‘s website as this is designed for children with SEN and additional needs and who are more vulnerable online. Strathmore School is one of the schools in the Auriga Academy Trust where I work in Capella House, also part of the MAT. It is clear and extremely informative and very comprehensive. You can download both documents from the website.

Parent Info Sheet Online Safety – download here

E-Safety Resources for Parents – download here

Published by lynnmcallisterauthor

Lynn lives in Twickenham with her family. She has worked in education for some years and was compelled to write about the current issues affecting the pre-teens of today, sensing a need to highlight the dangers of living in a technological bubble! Lynn originates from Lancashire and grew up in Lincolnshire, moving to London in the 1990's migrating from South East London to South West London over the years. Her girls provide the inspiration for the protagonist and heroine in the drama, Pixie Van Dimple! ...more

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