NSPCC issues advice after former Potters Bar primary school teacher is jailed
PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 March 2017
The NSPCC is issuing advice to parents following the sentencing of a former Potters Bar primary school teacher, jailed over indecent images of children.
Nicholas Taylor, 27, of Barnet, was jailed for six years last week after inciting children to send indecent images of themselves to him via social media.
Police described the predator as a “bully” who made “despicable threats”.
Following the court case, an NSPCC spokesperson said: “Taylor abused a position of trust to exploit and manipulate young girls and it’s right that he’s behind bars for his abhorrent crimes.
“His actions will have left lasting effects on his victims and we hope all those involved in this horrific case are receiving appropriate support to help them get on with their lives.
“It’s important that parents to speak to their children about the risks they could face online, so they know how to stay safe.
“The NSPCC’s Share aware campaign provides parents with information about the sites and apps their children use and advice they can give to help keep them safe.”
Anyone worried about a child can contact the NSPCC’s helpline on 0808 500 1111. Children can contact Childline on 0800 1111.
More information about the Share Aware campaign is available on the NSPCC website.
The NSPCC and 02 also have a dedicated Net Aware website for parents to stay up to date about the sites and apps their children are using - https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
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