CURRENT CONCERNS REGARDING TIK TOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Recent online activity contains some concerning social media incidents which have the potential to seriously affect your child's welfare. This is not an issue that the school can monitor or control and we need your assistance.
As stated in previous correspondence and reinforced at the start of each year, it is illegal for children to have accounts for TIK TOK (and other social media) until they are 13 years of age. You are highly encouraged to support your child to permanently delete these apps. It is not enough to deactivate the account or to remove the app – the account and associated information still remains.
What can you do?
1. Permanently delete the accounts. Here are the links for the most popular apps.
2. If you are unable to support your child, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request staff at the school to support your child to delete these social media accounts.
3. Parent Specific Information – How to help your child deal with online safety issues
Click link for further information: https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/big-issues
FREE 1 hour webinar session for parents – recommended for parents
eSafety's parent guide to popular apps –
Taking a look at TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube
This 1 hour webinar will cover:
Popular apps used by young people
Case studies, research, and targeted advice
Where to find help and support
Wednesday 9 September 7:30 pm
Thursday 10 September 12:30 pm
Thursday 17 September 4:00 pm
Click link for further information: https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/webinars
How to report illegal and harmful online content:
Click link for further information: https://www.esafety.gov.au/report/illegal-harmful-content
It's important that we work together to ensure our students are safe online.