Dear Parents and Carers,
It has again come to our attention that some of our Early Years children are discussing and playing games based on a character called "Huggy Wuggy". This has caused some children to become frightened and distressed. The character is from a a game online called Poppy Playtime and whilst your child may not be playing the game there is online content available to view by all on platforms such as TikTok and Youtube etc). The game is recommended for children 12+ and the risks associated for younger children playing the game are many including stress, anxiety and intrusive thoughts. Children should not be viewing this type of material and we would ask that you monitor carefully what your child is accessing online especially as the name of the game and the character are "friendly".
For more guidance on keeping your child safe online please visit
[ https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/ ]https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/