We received the following information from West Midlands Police:

“West Midlands Police has been made aware of an App called “UNICO LIVE”.

The app is publicised as age restricted 12+ and designed for young people to upload videos of them performing, singing and dancing etc.; it has come to our attention that there is inappropriate content on the platform involving young people which is being investigated.

The content does not appear to be monitored and we urge you to raise awareness widely to increase vigilance and reduce the likelihood of any child being sexually exploited.”

Ian Rose, Deputy Headteacher, said: “Our E-Safety Mark is a reflection of how seriously we taken this issue and we were keen to pass this concern on as with the Xmas Holidays approaching we recognise that many children will be uploading videos amidst the excitement of the festivities. We would urge all parents to check the use of this app with the children and to maintain the dialogue about staying safe online.”