Dear Parent/Carers

I am writing to you today to bring your attention  to an issue that is affecting all schools nationally at the moment.

As a school we have had a number of offensive videos that are defamatory and offensive targeting members of school staff.  They have been posted on the social media platform TikTok.

The TikTok videos include material making highly insulting and unfounded allegations and abuse to staff in the school. These post contravene and breach the TikTok community guidelines but in some cases the comments and videos fall into the category of hate speech and are abusive.

As a result we are investigating each video to identify the perpetrators and get the videos removed.

We are asking for your support in this matter.  Firstly to raise awareness of the current situation we and also the linked issues is that our students are making comments about the videos and some are again derogatory and defamatory towards staff.
Any student found to be making defamatory comments publicly online will be subject to school disciplinary procedures and any student found to be creating defamatory videos will permanently excluded from the school.

At this moment in time I hope that it isn’t Shevington students creating these videos.

I would like to thank you again for your continued support. If you do see any posts of this nature please report to school and TikTok.

Yours Sincerely

Mr J Grant