E-Safety

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 57% OF 12 – 15 YEAR OLDS VISIT SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ON THEIR MOBILE PHONE.
  • 42% of 9-16 YEAR OLDS ACCEPT ‘FRIEND’ REQUESTS FROM PEOPLE THEY DON’T KNOW.

The digital world can be dangerous. We urge you to read the following pieces of guidance and to act, ensuring your son/daughter is not taken advantage of:

There has been a recent national rise in young person’s sending explicit photos to one another. This is known as SEXTING. Aside from the fact that this is deemed as child pornography and completely illegal.  If a pupil is receiving or sending these from a phone which is contracted to the parent, then the parent will be liable to the offence. This is very serious and we are educating your children about this at The Gateway Academy. Be sure you know how the children in your care are using their electronic equipment and what they are using it for.

Recent safeguarding updates have highlighted serious concerns around a number of Apps available on your children’s mobile phones which are specifically aimed at teenagers. The ones highlighted in red are a serious concern and ones in which we believe your children are at risk of sexual exploitation. Police intelligence suggests that the APPS in red (on the download below) are the most prominent APPs used by Paedophiles looking to groom young children:

Click here to download the latest guidance.


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