Kings Langley Primary School’s Headteacher, Paula Harris expressed her concerns over children using social media as a form of communication.
She reminded in the school’s newsletter that children must be over 12 to be able to sign up on platforms like Snapchat or Instagram.
Her statement read: “Dear Parents, I am becoming increasingly concerned about the number of children who are actively using social media.
“The main reason being that primary age children often do not often have the maturity to use these mediums safely/appropriately and may not know what to do when things go wrong.
“ If you do allow your children to partake in this form of communication, can I please implore that you put measures in place to monitor their use.”
The headteacher reminded that in case any child abuse another child from Kings Langley Primary School, he/she will be disciplined following the school’s behaviour policy, this is to make sure all children are safe.
The UK’s communications regulator Ofcom, had published a report looking at the media use of approximately 2000 three to 15-year-olds across the country and it revealed that 18% of eight to 11 year olds had their own profile.