For up to date information on keeping your children safe on the internet, go to
Link to the CEOP website
Parents of children in North Yorkshire schools are increasingly using social networking sites such as facebook, twitter, etc to talk to their friends. Sometimes parents have used these sites to criticize or make inappropriate comments about schools or even individual teachers. Making defamatory comments on the internet has exactly the same legal consequences as if they are made directly to someone else. Legal action could be taken against the person who has made the online comment. Similarly, threats of violence can lead to criminal proceedings under the Malicious Communication Act 1988.
If you have any concerns about anything which happens in school, please speak to your child's class teacher or the headteacher who will do their best to resolve matters.