Online Safety LatestThe list of new websites and apps which are attractive to young people seems limitless! Just as you get to know the latest craze, it´s already yesterday´s news.
The following sites and apps are causing some concern around West Sussex schools:
• Pickle – sign up for paid small jobs and tasks for unknown users
• Sayat.me – meant for business use but gives the opportunity to collect information anonymously, so could be used for bullying
• Blue Whale – a site which appears to encourage dangerous dares and risk taking
• Yellow – a dating site for teens which could put users at risk of grooming by adults
The best advice we can give is to keep talking to your children about their online activities. Show an interest in any apps or websites they are using and discuss whether there are any potential risks. If you come across any apps or websites you are worried about, let us know and get in touch with CEOP where you can find guidance and report an incident: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Alison Baker - 09/05/2017