Online Safety: New Game Alert

A new gaming App has been released called ‘Cunch Line Chronicles’ This game is about running a County Lines (cunch – means country but it is used by the youth to denote a faraway area in order to sell drugs.) operation.

County Lines:

County Lines is where illegal drugs are transported from one area to another, often across police and local authority boundaries (although not exclusively), usually by children or vulnerable people who are coerced into it by gangs. The ‘County Line’ is the mobile phone line used to take the orders of drugs. Importing areas (areas where the drugs are taken to) are reporting increased levels of violence and weapons-related crimes as a result of this trend.

It appears to have an in-chat facility which would enable grooming/recruitment.

Please be aware when listening to your children and ACT to stop distribution.