Posted: Tue 31st Jan 2017

Instagram Warning As Primary School Pupil Gets ‘Chilling’ Message From Man for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 31st, 2017

A letter advising parents and guardians of pupils at a Wrexham primary school has been issued amid reports of a man attempting to contact several children via social media.

The letter, which was sent out to parents and guardians of pupils in Ysgol Yr Hafod, Johnstown this afternoon, states that there have been reports that a man in his 50s has tried to add some of the schoolchildren on Instagram.

Sent out by the acting headteacher of the school, continues onto say that the man had messaged a pupil to say he would ‘pick her up and take her to Chester’.

The letter reads: “It has been brought to my attention today that many of our children have their own Instagram accounts and a man in his late 50’s, with grey hair and a beard has tried to add some children.

“Chillingly, the man has messaged a pupil at our school and said he would pick her up and take her to Chester. He also commented he would ‘Pick her up now’. This was brought to my attention by the parent today and as a result I have informed the police as well as Mr John Davies, Head of Education in Wrexham.

“We will continue to educate the children on internet safety however, if your child has access to a mobile phone, computer etc, could you please check the contents of them regularly and report anything suspicious.

“Please be aware most social media sites have an age restriction of 13+”

The letter concludes by saying ‘let’s work together to keep our children safe’.

John Davies, Head of Education, offered comment to on this matter saying: “We are supporting the school in this matter and pleased that they are being proactive in protecting children from online dangers.”

Thanks to Nick for providing us with a copy of the letter.

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