IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE SLEEPY HOLLOW POLICE DEPT.

SLEEPY HOLLOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
IMPORTANT PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE

The Sleepy Hollow Police Department has become aware of an incident that recently occurred where a Sleepy Hollow Middle School student was using a mobile app called ‘Trivia crack’ and an unknown person using a made-up screen name began having inappropriate conversations with this child. The student and parents had recently attended an assembly at the school where internet safety was discussed. In turn they reported this incident to the school principals and the School Resource Officer. Appropriate authorities have been made aware of this and have begun an investigation.

It is important that parents realize the potential dangers associated with access to this and other sites that their children may be using to electronically converse with their friends and peers. Dangerous people are posing as children. Listed below are the following apps that children are using today. There may be others that are not listed.

Ask.fm                                                 Omgle                                     Vine                           

Blendr                                                 Oovoo                                     Voxer

Burn Note                                          Trivia Crack                            Whisper

Cydia                                                   Snapchat                                Yikyak

Kik                                                       Vaulty

If you are aware of or concerned that your child is receiving inappropriate messages, pictures or requests, you should contact the Sleepy Hollow Police Department at 914-631-0800 IMMEDIATLY.