Who: Secondary School Parents
What: Important Update for Parents – disturbing material on social media

The School has been made aware of some graphic and disturbing material that has been circulating on social media platforms involving the live streaming of a man’s suicide.

It is our understanding that the video was shown on Tik Tok, Instagram and Facebook, but highly likely to have been uploaded to other sites. The video is being disguised behind other footage, so people are seeing it unwittingly.

In the best interests of your son’s safety and wellbeing, we felt it was important to alert you to this information. We encourage parents to be extra vigilant and monitor your son’s online social activity in the coming days.

Contact: If you have any further queries or concerns, please contact your son’s relevant Head of House, Head of Year, House Tutor or the BGS Counselling Department Naomi Tham (Years 9-12) or Jacqui Ormsby (Years 7-8)

Further Information
The eSafety Commissioner is aware of this and the office has indicated that they will investigate and act accordingly.  For more information about online safety visit https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents