9 September 2020
Inappropriate Social Media Activity
We have been alerted to the fact that extremely disturbing and inappropriate material is being circulated between students, across various social media platforms. This is causing distress to many.
Please be aware of the advice we are sharing with students below, in support of your own ongoing vigilance at home.
Advice to students:
If you are ever in receipt of anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, please report this straight away to Pastoral staff in school. You should also talk to your parents and you may wish to ask them to contact staff instead. You must never keep such things to yourself.
As well as talking to adults, you are also advised to report any such disturbing material to the social media platforms where you saw it. This will help them to remove it and protect others from harm.
Once you have reported inappropriate content, you should then delete material from your own accounts. You must never share material that can cause distress to others. This is likely to bring about serious consequences.
Thank you for your support with this important safeguarding matter
Assistant Head – Pastoral
If you believe that any child is at risk of harm, please contact Paul Charnock (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tracy Studholme (email@example.com) in School, and if necessary contact Cumbria Children’s Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727 or the police on 101 or 999.