We have been made aware of a new app called YUBO that young people are accessing.
It is aimed at young people to 'make new friends' in their local areas. The app links to Snapchat and has a Tinder like function that allows the user to swipe on profiles they like. It has been reported that there are a number of people on there that are posing as children and posting pictures of piles of money to encourage children to open up conversations with them.
Please ensure your children have not downloaded this app and are not using it. In school, we teach the children that the only friends they should have on social media are people that they know face to face. Please reinforce this at home to ensure your children stay safe.
If you require any more information, please contact school.