Social Networking Platforms

17th May 2016

 17th May 2016

Dear parents/carers,

The Local Authority have received two reports recently of police investigations into the misuse of social networking platforms, specifically children being persuaded to ‘friend’ and interact with individuals who then act inappropriately towards them.

I have been asked to remind you of the need to closely monitor your  children’s internet activity, in particular their use of the latest apps, websites and games.

The NSPCC has produced some excellent advice for parents on their ‘Share Aware’ website:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

In addition, the ‘Net Aware’ site has specific advice on the 50+ most popular sites, games and apps used by young people.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/?order=-popularity

‘ooVoo’ in particular has raised significant safety concerns and additional advice on this site can be found on the parentINFO / CEOP site.

 

Yours sincerely

Mrs Rutherford