Please find below important safeguarding information in relation to an identified viral trend based on the platform TikTok.
The trend focuses on people recording “reaction videos” while searching for a term that brings them to a specific type of illegal, sexual online content. The videos are alarming and would cause distress to many of our pupils. From what the guidance experts have discovered, the explicit material found in this trend is not hosted on TikTok but the video submissions of reactions are.
As always, our role is to inform all parents of any potential harmful material which may impact the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils. Should you wish to discuss further or you have any queries, please email Ryan.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been notified by the local authority of a dangerous website and app aimed at children. The app "Monkey", is billed as a cross between Omegle and TikTok. There are some concerns over the nature of this app and how it might be used to exploit children, it allows users to have video calls with strangers. The platform markets itself as "an alternative to Omegle, with a TikTok vibe''. A review of the platform has found that it contains large amounts of inappropriate, disturbing, and harmful content transmitted via web cameras.
Please can you be vigilant regarding the apps downloaded to your child's device and we advise if this app is installed that it is removed from the device with appropriate parental controls added to the device with immediate effect. We are sending this message to parents/guardians of all pupils across Ysgol Nantgwyn due to the very disturbing nature of the content available on the app.
If you require any further information or have a safeguarding concern, please first review the link above then get in contact with email@example.com (Safeguarding) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THINK U KNOW
This website offers a range of advice and activities including activity packs on how to be safe at home as a pupil or a parent with your son/daughter.