The position regarding the use of SparkleBox in schools
We have received enquiries from schools regarding the use of Sparklebox.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection arm of the Police have given the following advice.
"As per previous Press statements, the owner of Sparklebox, Daniel Kinge, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison following charges brought by West Mercia Police. As such, CEOP feels that schools could look to resume their use of the website in line with their normal risk assessment and management policies and in consultation with their local authority."
While in East Sussex the county-wide block on Sparklebox will remain active, if schools wish to use Sparklebox, they should contact Schools ICT Support and requests will be dealt with on a site-by-site basis.