It has just been brought to our attention that a number of students in a Chelmsford secondary school have been receiving inappropriate messages via Facebook and Facebook messenger. These messages are not coming from other students in the school or from individuals who are personally known to those students. They are, however, persistent and have been sent to a number of people.
We would like to advise you and your child to block messages and/or ‘unfriend’ individuals with the following Facebook profile names. We have reason to believe these are highly unlikely to be genuine profiles and therefore the faces and dates of birth associated with the accounts are unlikely to reflect the true identity of the sender.
Chloe Packard, David Kingston, Neal Caffery, Neal Spinson, Tiffy Gerhardt, Chloe Powell
Please be aware that Essex Police have been advised of this online activity from these accounts.
We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage all students who use social media sites to utilise the profile security settings to ensure that they do not receive unsolicited messages. Students should take care only to befriend individuals whom they know in person and be wary about what personal information they share online.