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Warning about the Blue Whale Challenge

5 May 2017

Dear Parents/Carers

We have been notified by another school that several police services across the country have issued warnings about a worrying online challenge, the Blue Whale Challenge.

The challenge is about targeting young people online and befriending them. Once their trust is gained they are set 50 challenges. These are a variety of challenges that build upon the previous in terms of risk and severity. The 50th challenge culminates in a dare to the young person to kill themselves.

As yet there have not been any incidents relating to this locally that we are aware of but there have been in other areas so we feel that it is important to inform all parents.

I strongly advise you to discuss this with your child and make them aware of the danger of getting involved in this challenge.

Yours sincerely

Ray Boxall
Deputy Headteacher