Online Safety

We have received information regarding a large scale whatsapp group called ‘The World Record Chat’ which is adding young people to the group chat. This group contains over 900 members and includes adults and children and we are aware of young people as young as Years 5 and 6 have been recently added. This group has members who are posting explicit, pornographic images and GIFs and are using indecent and inappropriate language including sexual, discriminatory, racist and homophobic language as well as encouraging self-harm. They are asking questions of children about their age and where they live. 

Please find attached an information sheet which can help parents and carers to safeguard young people online. It is advised to talk to young people about who they are interacting with online, encourage them to talk about their online world and remind them of the dangers of speaking to people online who they do not know in real life.