A new danger on the internet being seen up and down the country is something called “Huggy Wuggy”.
Despite its child-friendly name, this character is a disturbing giant bear-like creature with razor-sharp teeth who whispers nasty things. This creature has been seen featuring in videos alongside animation, designed to be upsetting and creepy on most of the popular platforms, in particular on YouTube and TikTok, where the #huggywuggy hashtag has over 2.9 BILLION views.
So what can you do to help keep your family safe without piquing their interest?
Have a look at the below top tips and do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher should you either have any questions about the tips, or anything your child responds with.
Top Tips for helping your child
However, no matter what guidance and controls are put in place, we have to be aware that children may come across something scary or disturbing online. Therefore it is our responsibility to make sure they know the FOUR STEP PLAN should they find something scary or disturbing.
These four steps are...
After reading the above, if you have any questions about this, or anything else to do with your family's online safety, please do not hesitate to speak to either your child’s teacher or a member of the Moorcroft Wood management team.