We are writing to make you aware of some disturbing social media challenges that have gained some recent attention. You may have heard of a trend which encourages young people to engage in a number of inappropriate and potentially criminal activities, such as destroying community/public property, inappropriately touching others, and other activities which could seriously impact the safety of individuals in our school community. One such challenge encourages students to “smack a staff member on the backside”.
Students should be aware that having any such physical contact will not be tolerated. Such behaviour constitutes assault and would be reported to law enforcement for investigation. Further to that, such behaviour, if validated, would result in serious discipline from the school.
Please take the time to discuss appropriate behaviour with your child – whether that behaviour is online or in person – so they are aware of the risks and potential consequences.
Thank you for your assistance and understanding.