Internet Safety: MOMO

Dear Parents and Carers,
RE: INTERNET SAFETY

It has been brought to our attention that there are a number of distressing games on social media and the internet that promote self – harm. Momo is a sinister ‘challenge’ that has been around for some time. It has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools and children across the country.

At Westbridge, we are committed to promoting the safe and responsible use of the Internet and as such, we feel it is our responsibility to raise this particular issue as a concern.

Some online content is not suitable for children and may be hurtful or harmful; therefore, it is important that you closely monitor your children when they are using the internet. Ask your children to tell you about the websites and apps they like to use and what they enjoy doing online. Ask them about how they stay safe online.

We recommend that all parents visit the following websites for more information on keeping your child safe online:
www.nationalonlinesafety.com
www.thinkuknow.co.uk.
www.getsafeonline.org
www.childnet.com

If you would like any further information (or a translated child net information leaflet) please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
Thank you for your support with this matter.

Yours sincerely,
Ms Thompson
Headteacher

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