A private girl's school has banned Musical.ly, an app that allows users to record themselves lip-syncing popular songs. 

 

The principal of Wenona school in Sydney, Australia wrote to parents last week expressing concerns regarding music.ly. 

 

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Students were using this popular social media app to upload videos of themselves singing and dancing, in their school uniforms. 

 

"A number of girls have been singing and dancing and uploading performances in school uniform, which introduces numerous other potential risks."

 

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The letter continues to say that students should remove apps from their phones if they bring them to school. 

 

Cyber safety expert spoke to essesntialkids.au about the issues arises from this music app. 

 

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"Kids can post these videos publicly so anyone who has the app can see it, and potentially their location. They can have followers that are adults, who can privately message them." 

 

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The safety expert insisted that parents should understand any app that their children use, especially the privacy and location settings. 

 

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What do you think mums? Did the school overreact to this app?

 

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