Website warning for parents

Dear parents and carers,
 
Please be aware of a dangerous online game that is popular at the moment in Russia and spreading across Eastern Europe. The Blue Whale game is a game that is played online and spreads through social media. Players are appointed a "master/teacher" and these "masters/teachers" challenge the players in stages, to tattoo a Blue Whale somewhere on the body,  usually the arm or the leg. As the game goes on the players are encouraged to self-harm and the final challenge is to commit suicide.
 
All these actions have to be filmed and shared via social media to the so called "master/teacher". The game is being played by children of all ages, some as young as primary age, but predominantly by teenagers.
 
As always, we ask that you be vigilant of your child's activity online and if you are concerned about your child then please contact the safeguarding team at the Academy.