Durham Police have advised us that there have recently been cases of children being sent inappropriate and potentially illegal images by people they do not know, through the Instagram and Snapchat apps. We are also aware of adults being sent these images.
Durham Police have advised that they would like all such incidents reported by contacting them on 101, so they can be investigated. It is important that the child understands that it is not their fault.
If you use Instagram or Snapchat we recommend you check your privacy settings to ensure you cannot be contacted by strangers through the apps. Instagram and Snapchat have produced leaflets to help you do this, which are available to download from our e-Safety pages.
Please do not hesitate to contacts us in school if you need any further help or information.