Young People and Social Networking: Childnet International Report

Childnet International has updated its report into Young People Social Networking on the Digizen Site

The project is designed to investigate how social networking services can and are being used to support personalised formal and informal learning by young people in schools and colleges

The report considers what Social networking is; evaluates the different services/sites available and examines the benefits as well as the barriers and risks of using Social Networking in a School environment.

This report is essential reading for any schools or professionals who are considering using social networking in the classroom. The report considers issues such as moderation, age restrictions, privacy settings, sites to consider and risk assessments. The report also includes examples of good practise for establishments to consider should they be considering using social networking with students.

For full details on Social Networking on the Digizen site, click here

For the full report in pdf click here

For an evaluation chart considering the different Social Networking Sites please click here

Please note we urge any schools or establishments considering implementing a project with Social Networking to contact the e-Safety Officer initially. 

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