Grove Junior School
Grove Junior School, Turner Street, Northwood,
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 2NL
Telephone: 01782 234550

Ashleigh's Rules

Ashleigh Hall was a regular teenage girl, her mobile phone and the internet featured in her everyday life, she was well liked by her friends and had around 400 friends on Facebook, all of whom she knew.

However, in September Ashleigh added a good looking 17-year-old boy going by the name of Peter Cartwright. Ashleigh was one of 173 people to accept him as a friend on the networking site, almost all of whom were young women.

After speaking to ‘Cartwright’ on Facebook she added him on other popular social networking sites and began to chat online with him regularly on MSN and tagged.com.

One month later ‘Cartwright’ enticed Ashleigh to meet him in person; she packed her bags and told her mother she was “going to stay at her friends”.

‘Cartwright’ then texted Ashleigh to tell her that his dad was going to pick her up and bring her to his house, this was followed up by a text from the ‘father’ from another phone.

Within hours she had been killed.

Peter Cartwright and his father never existed; the Facebook profile was a fake created by Peter Chapman.

Peter Chapman, 33, was arrested.

Ashleigh’s friends launched a campaign highlighting the potential dangers of the internet by creating a set of rules in the hope that they will keep young people safe in the future.

 

Lots of people love using Facebook, Twitter and chatrooms. There is nothing wrong with chatting to your friends using social networking. However, it’s really important that you keep yourself safe, so we asked our students to give us their safeguarding tips:

1 If ever meeting up with somebody who is alien to you or your friends make sure that you meet them in a group of at least 2-3 and in a public, well lit and populated area.

2 Inform somebody of where you are going and what time you should be back, also the name of who you are meeting.

3 Don’t accept anyone on social networking sites that you don’t know.

4 Remember never to trust anyone who you have met online, you don’t know what they are capable of doing.

5 Never tell a stranger on network sites or chat rooms anything personal about yourself, eg.Where you live, date of birth etc.

6 Never meet anyone you don’t know, simple as!

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Ashleigh Hall was a regular teenage girl, her mobile phone and the internet featured in her everyday life, she was well liked by her friends and had around 400 friends on Facebook, all of whom she knew.

However, in September Ashleigh added a good looking 17-year-old boy going by the name of Peter Cartwright. Ashleigh was one of 173 people to accept him as a friend on the networking site, almost all of whom were young women.

After speaking to ‘Cartwright’ on Facebook she added him on other popular social networking sites and began to chat online with him regularly on MSN and tagged.com.

One month later ‘Cartwright’ enticed Ashleigh to meet him in person; she packed her bags and told her mother she was “going to stay at her friends”.

‘Cartwright’ then texted Ashleigh to tell her that his dad was going to pick her up and bring her to his house, this was followed up by a text from the ‘father’ from another phone.

Within hours she had been killed.

Peter Cartwright and his father never existed; the Facebook profile was a fake created by Peter Chapman.

Peter Chapman, 33, was arrested.

Ashleigh’s friends launched a campaign highlighting the potential dangers of the internet by creating a set of rules in the hope that they will keep young people safe in the future.

 

Lots of people love using Facebook, Twitter and chatrooms. There is nothing wrong with chatting to your friends using social networking. However, it’s really important that you keep yourself safe, so we asked our students to give us their safeguarding tips:

1 If ever meeting up with somebody who is alien to you or your friends make sure that you meet them in a group of at least 2-3 and in a public, well lit and populated area.

2 Inform somebody of where you are going and what time you should be back, also the name of who you are meeting.

3 Don’t accept anyone on social networking sites that you don’t know.

4 Remember never to trust anyone who you have met online, you don’t know what they are capable of doing.

5 Never tell a stranger on network sites or chat rooms anything personal about yourself, eg.Where you live, date of birth etc.

6 Never meet anyone you don’t know, simple as!

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