Well done to all pupils at Homer Lake for raising an amazing £425 for #wearredforzac on Friday 28th September!!! We are so very proud of you!
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Important BBC news item this morning regarding the dangers of Snapchat – click here to find out more!
Message received from Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding:
A school in Manchester has sent out a warning to parents following concerns a teenage dating app is being used by sinister predators.
One school posted the alert on its Facebook page over concerns about MyLOL.
On further investigation, school bosses found ‘the app is being used for inappropriate activities against young people’.
The Facebook message states: “We strongly advise that you talk to your child about this and our advice would be to delete the app and block the website.”
On its website, MyLOL bills itself as the ‘#1 teen dating site in the US, Australia, UK and Canada’ and claims to have more than 300,000 members around the world.
It invites users to meet ‘thousands of teenagers like you’ and then goes on to describe how users can ‘chat with members or privately with someone.’
Teenagers are encouraged to update a profile and share pictures.
It’s not the first time concerns have been raised about dating apps aimed at young people.
Back in November, the NSPCC warned against new app Yellow, labelled ‘Tinder for teens’, which could be used by predators to groom youngsters. Like Tinder, Yellow allows its users to swipe right and left to either ‘like’ or ‘pass’ another user, and if there’s a match, they can begin chatting.
A spokesman for NSPCC said: “Any app that allows strangers to send photos to children or vice versa is troubling – particularly where the images being exchanged are of a sexual nature.
“Yellow’s settings that enable adults to view children, through a service blatantly aimed at flirting and relationships, also creates an opportunity for sexual predators to target young people. “This needs to be urgently addressed”.
This is the MyLOL logo to look for…
Stone Age dreams with Mr Smith! Click here to watch class 3P in action!
Mr Smith has been doing some amazing work with some of our children on internet safety. Take a listen to some of their eSafety recordings, where Mr Smith and the children talk about games websites and cyber bullying.
Mr Pardy’s class have been working on some Viking coding with Mr Smith! Click here to see what they have been doing.
eSafety with Reception class at Holmer Lake
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Class 2W’s Froggy Rap!
Class 1/2S had a lovely Tea Party with the Queen today!