NEW UPDATE from SAFER SCHOOL APP...
Recent Safeguarding Alert concerning a viral TikTok trend known as the 'Foopah' challenge.
This encourages participants to upload 'blink and you'll miss it' nudity. The aim of the challenge is to avoid TikTok's detection and moderation systems by hiding the nudity in plain sight using objects such as mirrors and other reflective surfaces.
The content itself ranges from those who are sharing more obvious sexually explicit content to suggestive but subtle imagery of themselves. The trend also creates an allure for young people who are taking to various platforms to ‘react’ to the challenge or discuss it with others online.
What are the risks?
- Risk of child-generated sexual abuse material (it is illegal to take, create, share or possess indecent images of children - IWF).
- Flaws in TikTok moderation systems could lead to the image not being detected and so could remain on the platform.
- Exposure to inappropriate material.
Safer Schools App is available on Android and Apple. Download the App and use the drop down menu to find St Peter’s CofE Primary.
The parent/carer log in code you need is: 7440.
Year 3-6 children can use the app too. Log in the same way and use the login code of 9342.
Legal but harmful material can make its way into all walks of life and quite often it’s difficult to know where to go to for help and support. We can know all actively help keep our children safe, online, by Reporting Harmful Content and prevent the spread of harmful material.
To report harmful content click the button below
Report Harmful Content has a team of dedicated practitioners who not only review content but actively communicate with victims, ensuring they are listened to whilst offering guidance and mediatory support where needed.
The service works to remove the following eight types of online harm:
- Online abuse
Bullying or Harassment
Unwanted Sexual Advances (Not Image Based)
Self-Harm or Suicide Content ?
Have a look at our E Safety Policy
St Peter's - Building a Better Internet
At St Peter's, we want our pupils to learn to build better interent making it kinder, fairer and more helpful. When pupils leave our school, we want them to feel -
Pupils will learn to feel this way by talking about how they and others conduct themselves online. In school we use Project Evolve to help this. For ideas on how you can do this at home, look here at our starting conversations about being online or come to one of our ternlky E-Safety FAB meetings.
In July 2020, term 6 2019/20 we invited Unique Voice drama company into school to work alongside our year 6 children as part of our transition programme to secondary school. We asked Unique Voice to gather the children's views and ideas to help them produce a video recording about keeping safe online. We were all impressed with the children's honesty as they shared their worries and asked for their trusted adults to support them to stay safe online. We are sure that you will agree that this is a high quality production and we thank the children and Unique Voice for their contributions.
Please take a look at this video by clicking here.
Please feel reassured that in school we will continue to support all children so that they understand how to keep themselves safe. We know that parents and carers will also do their best and that sometimes this can feel overwhelming, particularly when our children appear to know more about technology than the adults do. Please let school know if you would like more information to support you at home, eg using parental controls.
Check Netaware for the official age ratings for popular Apps. These ratings are to ensure children are safe online and not exposed to inappropriate materials.
- Whats App – 16 years
- Twitter – 13 years
- Facebook – 13 years
- Instagram – 13 years
- YouTube – 13 years
- TikTok - 13 years
- 20% of 8 – 11 year olds who go online regularly have a social media profile
- 5% of 5 – 7 year olds who go online regularly have a social media profile
12% of 8-11 year olds have admitted to accepting friend requests from people they don’t know or have never met.
How do you know who your child is 'following' online or who is 'following' them? Talk to your children about the details of personal Information. This can include:
- Date of Birth
- Name of School
- Medical Information
Please have a look at the following resources for all to find out more about keeping your child safe online.
Think u know - Find out more about live streaming and how to keep your child safe from any risks
Cyberbullying – a film about cyberbullying to watch with your children
Childnet International have published (2019) some guidance to help parents/carers - Let's talk about life online. This includes some advice and conversation starters for supporting your child to stay safe online. Click here for the guidance.
More helpful hints and tops can be found if you click here.