Some pupils have reportedly been using an app called Amino on their phones and tablets at home. Its developers say that it is intended as a community style app where young people can engage with others about topics they are interested in. However, parents have reported that some of these discussions can be very inappropriate and unsuitable for anyone under 18 years of age.
We would ask that parents talk to their daughters about this app, and it's dangers. Please reiterate the advice given to pupils at VCB that they should not be friends with anyone online who they don't know in real life, and that people who they interact with in anonymous apps like this may not be who they say they are, and may pose a serious danger to them.