We have received advice that the app 'Musical.ly' is increasingly being used by those wishing to groom children, due to the age of most of its users. Musicial.ly is an app used predominantly by 8-12 year olds, it can be downloaded on both android and the Iphone platforms.
Your child may not be in direct danger if they have or use the app, but it's important to check your child's profiles if they use any form of social media account (including YouTube channels), particularly to make sure they are not revealing any personal information about themselves online.
A helpful website for information is saferinternet.org, which offers a range of advice to parents and young people. There is also more specific advice about the app itself on this site.
Please note, this is not intended to cause alarm, but it is our key duty look after the welfare of the children within our school.
We have organised an Internet Safety day for our pupils at the end of next week.