Concerning Video Circulating on Social Media

Dear Parents/Caregivers

We have received information that a number of very disturbing videos are circulating on social media at present. These include at least one which claims to show a person committing suicide. We have been told that these videos are being removed as quickly as possible but it is possible that some young people in our school have already seen them or talked about them.

We recommend that having regular, open conversations at home and at school around online safety is important to help young people navigate the digital challenges they experience.

If you feel your son may need support, these agencies are available:

  • Need to talk - Free call or text on 1737 and there is support available 24 hours a day
  • 0800 What's Up - Available Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm Sat/Sun 3pm-11pm on 0800 942 8787
  • Lifeline - call on (0800 543 354) or text HELP (4357) for confidential support.

or our Guidance Counselors are available here at school.

Greg Kirkham
Deputy Headmaster