Phones in Year 6

We seem to be getting an awful lot of children coming into school with phones. The children have to hand these straight into the office as we do not allow them in school. However I wanted to let you know of a couple of recent incidents.

Children are saying that they need their phone as they walk home; the police tell us that they are in far more danger walking along with a phone than with nothing as there have been incidents of young children being mugged and assaulted to get their phones. We also have heard of strangers approaching children with phones asking for their numbers or to take photos of them (presumably thinking the child is older than they are as they are walking along with a phone out).

Please consider these points before you allow you child to come out with a phone.