I have been reading around the subject of e-safety and how this relates to safeguarding students. There are a number of websites and journal articles on how schools and colleges can deal with e-safety issues. These include:
Bennet, T. (2011) Cyberbullying – some practical advice for teachers [online] TES https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6080308
Stop Cyberbullying (n.d.) Prevention of Cyberbullying [online] http://stopcyberbullying.org/prevention/schools_role.html
I have also examined a number of different gamification and Serious Game platforms to host the e-safety game. There are a number of platforms that focus on motivating students and staff and rearding the completion of tasks. However, none seem to be as flexible as my initial thoughts on using an SMS system. This would mean I would need to build the game mechanics myself. Another system that I will look into is Articulate Storyline. This software supports the development of interative digital resources, and these can be run on a variety of different mobile devices.