A HEREFORDSHIRE high school has said it is "wholly unacceptable" that pupils are sharing illegal videos about teachers on social media.

Queen Elizabeth High School, in Bromyard, scolded pupils as it said it was aware of TikTok videos and posts about staff and pupils, sometimes using pictures, in an "inappropriate manner".

In a letter to parents, head of school Seb Seneque said some of the references are "wholly unacceptable and upsetting for our staff and its pupils".

He said the school was working hard to identify all of the pupils involved in the creation of these videos and posts.

He said the activity is illegal and could result in prosecutions as the videos and post were malicious communication – but he did not elaborate on the type of content.

"It is worth remembering that following an illegal account or sharing offensive videos or posts (whether your child created them or not) is a serious issue," Mr Seneque said.

"Ignoring the fact that this behaviour is illegal, these videos are neither kind nor compassionate and do not tie into the ethos we promote."

He said anyone under the age of 13 should not be using social media sites such as TikTok, and asked parents to make sure of this.

He also asked parents to speak to their child about the risks of getting involved in sharing videos, and examining the types of content they see on social media.

Our first concern is the safety of our pupils and what they access, but I am also concerned about the hard working and dedicated staff of QE," Mr Seneque added.

"Staff, like children, have the right to attend a workplace that is calm and safe where they are respected as individuals."