Dear Parents and Carers,
Once again, I am asking that you have an awareness of your child’s social media. We are spending a significant amount of time in school dealing with incidents that have started on media platforms at home.
Our children have constant messages on how to keep themselves safe online, however the incidents we are seeing and hearing about are demonstrating that many of the children are too immature to know how to protect themselves and their reputations. The incidents range from inappropriate jokes, bad language, sexist or racist language to threats. These then come into school and have a negative effect on the education of the children.
Please make sure that your children do not have unsupervised access to social media, even if you know your child wouldn’t be involved and is not saying or doing anything themselves they are see and reading other children’s poor choices.
I hope that moving forward we can spend more time in school on positive things rather than the constant barrage of incidents started at home and then continued in school.
Mrs M Walsh
Download: Social Media Letter [PDF]