W (Slay) App Caution | An Important eSafety Message For Parents & Carers

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to inform you about an app called ‘W’ in Australia and ‘Slay’ overseas, that we have recently been made aware of by Canterbury parents and students.

Below is a link to the eSafety Information Sheet that I encourage you all to read.

W App (Slay) | eSafety Commissioner

My concern is the personal information students are asked to provide to sign-up to the app.

Their name, mobile phone number and school is requested of them.

This data is then owned by the app provider.

My other concern is around our students’ safety, as anyone can falsify this information and make connections with our young people.

Students have been receiving invites to the app from Canterbury College Corporate Services.

Canterbury College DOES NOT have any association with this app!

Please have a conversation at home about your son/s or daughter/s accessing this app on their mobile devices.

My recommendation is for students not to sign up.

Please feel free to reach out to the College for support, or if you have or need more information.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Rebecca Adamson
Head of Secondary School