Over the course of this Autumn Term, we have noticed that many of our students are talking amongst themselves about a social media influencer, Andrew Tate, who has received a good deal of attention and publicity recently, much of it in online chat forums and other internet sources. Tate, a former kickboxer and reality TV participant who was removed from Big Brother in 2016 after a video emerged of him beating a woman outside the show, went on to promote himself as a social media influencer and self-described misogynist. He has since been banned from Instagram and Facebook platforms, following an earlier permanent ban from Twitter. His TikTok account has also now been closed.
Charities such as NSPCC and the End Violence Against Women Coalition, and many others, have drawn attention to Tate’s harmful potential to spread his violent, misogynistic and sexist views among his many younger followers via the internet, where much of his “content” can easily be found, despite the social media bans.
We would ask if you could be mindful and vigilant of the time your child spends online, either participating in online forums or just surfing the internet, and speak to them if you become concerned by any of the content or your child’s response to this at any time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Ms L Marsh