Dear Parents/Caregivers,

NZ Police have just been advised that a very harmful incident has been live-streamed this afternoon. There is a live streaming of suicide by shotgun on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok. You may like to check with your children to determine if they have viewed this clip. They are likely to be extremely distressed. We are also receiving reports that trolls are using videos of puppies and kitten to lure kids into seeing the video. It is also being inserted into videos of kittens on Tik Tok.

The advice that has been given to schools is that if a child or young person needs support following viewing this live stream or hearing about it, the following agencies are available to assist them:

Nga Kete 03 2145260 0800925242

Number 10 Youth Health Centre 03 214 1013

Awarua Whau Services 03 2186668

Victim Support 0800842846

Youth line 0800376633 or Free Text 234

The Lowdown NZ text 5626

Net safe on 0508NETSAFE (0508638723)

Need to Talk? Text 1737

If you have questions please, contact Kevin Silcock