In the school’s on-going efforts to raise awareness of internet safety and support parents/carers and pupils to make informed choices please can you refer to the attached poster from the “National Online Safety” website regarding the app called House Party?

This app allows for multiple users to make simultaneous video calls and network. The downside to the app is that children and adults cannot protect themselves as almost anyone can join a conversation. As a school it has come to our attention that this app is being used to share explicit content and for inappropriate conversations. Once in a conversation there is very little that the user can do to protect themselves should another person that is unknown to them join the conversation.

Please make yourself and your children (if appropriate) of this information.

Yours sincerely

Mrs J McLaughlin