Kayleigh Haywood Special Film Screening - Letter to Parents from Leicestershire Police
01 Jul 2016
Dear Parent/ Carer,
Following the tragic death of Measham schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood, Leicestershire Police has made a film about the last few weeks of her life to raise awareness amongst children of the dangers of online grooming.
The film has been made in liaison with Kayleigh’s family who are keen that as many children as possible view it.
A number of different agencies have been consulted by the police during the production process including headteachers from Leicestershire, CEOP – the national online protection agency, and multiagency staff from the police, health and local authority who work on the frontline to protect children from abuse and exploitation.
Initially, the film will be shown to children in years 9, 10 and 12.
We intend to show your child this film at school in the coming days/weeks in association with a team of local practitioners experienced in dealing with such issues, who will be on hand at the screenings to discuss any questions raised by the film and to provide children with advice about online safety.
To allow you the opportunity to see the film in advance of it being shown to children from Ibstock, Ivanhoe and Ashby Schools, we are holding screenings for parents only on Tuesday 5th July at 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Lecture Theatre at Ashby School. Please see the attached fact sheet for your information.
While it is not obligatory that your child sees the film, and you have the right to withdraw your child from screenings, I feel the film, while upsetting, is something that all children ought to see to ensure that they are sufficiently aware of online safety issues.
(Issued to all secondary schools in Ashby Coalville Enterprise (ACE) partnership)