What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Signal

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Signal is a multimedia messaging service (previously known as TextSecure) that provides secure chats between users. It is encrypted, so any intercepted communication cannot be read by attackers. Users can send one-to-one messages or set up group chats. The service is free, has no adverts and doesn’t track users’ location like many other messaging platforms. The app experienced a popularity boom in early 2021 as large numbers of users left WhatsApp over perceived privacy issues.

In the attached guide, you will find tips on a number of potential risks such as a false sense of security, vulnerability to hackers and disappearing messages.

Many Thanks

Mrs T Madden

Computing Lead