Malicious Communications – Sources of Support

November 2021

This half term in Personal Development all pupils have received a talk about Malicious Communications from the Violence Reduction Unit (part of the work carried out by the Northumbrian Police and Crime Commissioner). 

Pupils received pertinent information about the legal implications of sending and receiving text messages via online platforms for example nude images and threatening content.

Pupils learnt about the communications that are illegal, the consequences of sending and forwarding such messages and what to do if they received these messages themselves.

This talk served to reinforce the learning in Personal Development that tackles being safe online, sexual harassment, anti-bullying and abuse. 

Further to these sessions, please find below a poster that will be displayed around the academy which shows sources of support should anyone have any issues in relation to this.