Scare over approach to schoolgirls
JEWISH SCHOOLS have issued warnings to parents after an unknown person was found to be contacting female pupils on social media.
Both JFS and Yavneh College sent letters to parents warning them of a person “persistently trying to contact young girls via Instagram.”
In a letter to parents, Yavneh said a social media user with the account name “Kevin_j_e_ff_er_son” was attempting to contact young female students and “seems to be lying about his age, where he is from and how he knows them.”
It added: “As yet, the messages have not been threatening and we are not overly concerned but feel that it is important that we are all informed.”
The school reminded parents to talk to their children about appropriate behaviour online and not share personal details.
A Yavneh spokesperson said it had not received reports from its own students and did not respond to requests about where the warning originated.
In a similar letter, JFS said its pupils had not received approaches from the account, but was aware of students at other Jewish schools that had.
In a letter to parents, JFS wrote: “Over the last week it has become apparent at some of our partner schools, that there have been approaches made to girls, particularly in Year 8.
The school advised parents to monitor their children’s social media platforms and urged them to spread the message that they should never share personal details with strangers.