Sarahah app/website

Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to make you aware of a new app and website called ‘Sarahah’.

What is Sarahah?

  • An app and website that allows users to send and receive anonymous message.
  • Users cannot respond to messages but they can “favourite” messages.
  • By default, anyone can leave a message on a profile even if they don’t have an account.

Why are we posting about this?

  • The Sarahah app has become popular amongst teens and we’re aware that some of our pupils are already actively using it. The app promotes anonymity – making teens feel like they can hide behind their anonymous screen names and bully others without repercussions.
  • Sarahah is predominantly used to bully other users.
  • There is no filter for explicit content.
  • There is no way to report inappropriate content or threats.

What can parents do?

  • We would advise parents to discuss the dangers of anonymous apps and have their child delete their Sarahah account (if they use Sarahah).
  • Ensure your child knows what is appropriate to send in private and public messages, whether they are anonymous or not
  • If your child has a desire to use apps like Sarahah, please challenge them to give positive and constructive feedback offline instead.

A full video guide covering all aspects of Sarahah can be found by clicking here.

As a school we do cover many aspects of anonymity, appropriate online behaviour and social networks in our regular e-safety assemblies and lessons.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding e-safety please do check out our dedicated e-safety section where you can find guidance on many different websites/apps.