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Want to provide good email for your school?  Well I highly recommend this system which I have used in two primary schools in London. The children loved sending mail and logging on to the chat room at the weekend, yes the teacher can restrict this just to the school or class. The children enjoyed chatting knowing that they were in a safe environment.  If they send inappropriate messages via email they are blocked. If they use the chat system and say anything incorrectly, then the administrator gets a copy so what has been said can be discussed with the child concerned.

The free version comes with child friendly adverts but you can pay for the advert free system. I used the advert version which also proved useful as a teaching resource. Lets face it, they will encounter adverts on webmail when they get older (if they haven’t done so already) so why not teach them how to handle them.

Oh and the address they get will be no more long winded email addresses which often include the schools name