Keeping Freebrough students safe online

Please check your child’s devices and make sure that they delete the following two apps. 

The police and the NSPCC have advised that both these apps could be used by sexual predators to groom young people and therefore, put your child at risk. It is strongly recommended that you ask your child to delete them.

If you need any help locating the apps or require any more information please contact us via the email address: safeguarding@freebroughacademy.org. 

 ‘Yellow’ which is described as ‘Tinder for teens’.  Its settings enable adults to view children, through a service blatantly aimed at flirting and relationships; it also creates an opportunity for sexual predators to target young people.

 ‘MyLOL’ advertises itself as the ‘#1 teen dating site in the US, Australia, UK and Canada’ and claims to have more than 300,000 members around the world. It invites users to meet ‘thousands of teenagers like you’ and then goes on to describe how users can ‘chat with members or privately with someone.’ Teenagers are encouraged to update a profile and share pictures.