BPS Blog

Social Media Alert.

Published on December 11, 2017

We have received some information from the Local Authority and Police regarding some inappropriate material being viewed and distributed via ‘Snapchat’ relating to an upsetting sexual act. Please can we ask that you check your child’s phone to see if this contains a video related to an underage young person engaged in a highly undesirable and upsetting act. 

On 29th November 2017 a Hampshire schoolgirl was blackmailed into sending an indecent video of herself on Snapchat (This individual is not a member of the BPS coumminty). Once the offender had the video he then distributed this online via snapchat to many other children. If you have received this explicit video on snapchat or by any other means you must delete it immediately. If you show this video to someone else or forward it on to other people you will be commiting a criminal offence, which the police may investigate and look to prosecute. 

I would remind all students to never send any indecent photographs or videos to anyone online. If you are approached online to do this, always tell your parents or a teacher. Online you can never know who you are speaking to. 

If anyone has any knowledge of who the person was, what his snapchat username, phone number, or other linked social media is, or any other relevant information, please tell a member of staff straight away. This can be done in private.  

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