Many parents and carers may be aware of the various apps that their children are using on handheld devices and computers but it's important that they understand the dangers of using some of the apps such as Sarahah.
Sarahah can be linked to Snapchat and other social media platforms and allows users to send one another completely anonymous messages, with no way of knowing who sent the message, or replying to it. It is also impossible to trace messages that are sent this way which therefore leaves it open to misuse.
Sarahah doesn't have an age restriction, but it isn't recommended for anyone under the age of 17. With respect, we would encourage parents to talk to their children about the potential harm it can cause and limit their use of the app.
Further guidance can be found at www.actionforchildren.org.uk
Again with respect, parents and carers have a duty to ensure that their children are using age appropriate apps and should regularly monitor their child's online activity. Please talk to your children about what is acceptable behavior online and if parents and carers have any concerns or are upset about their child's use of social media, they should take the relevant steps to ensure that the appropriate restrictions or filters are applied to keep their children safe.
Kingswood RFC and our coaches cant be responsible for what children say or do on social media, even if it makes reference to the words rugby and bullying and as such we cannot be expected to intervene in online matters. The welfare of each and every Kingswood player is paramount, however we have no control over what children are doing online.
At Kingswood RFC we promote the Core Values of rugby - Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. This is what makes the game special for those who enjoy the environment and the culture they create.
Bullying is not welcome in any form at Kingswood RFC
Updated 07:31 - 7 Nov 2017 by Derek Golding