Blue Whale App

Dear Parents & Guardians, we have recently been made aware of an app known as Blue Whale Challenge that is circulating in social media and pupils are aware of it.  This sets a series of challenges for young people to follow, the final one of which is apparently suicide. The press have reported a huge increase in suicides across Europe in the wake of this ‘sick’ game.  We have no further details at present, but felt that due to the seriousness of this threat we should let parents know so they can talk to their children about the dangers posed by such a "game". We will let you know if we receive any further information on this subject, but suggest that in the meantime the app is deleted from our children's phones, tablets etc.  We will be discussing it with the pupils in Pastoral period next week.  Thank you, the Pastoral Team.