For those of you who are not aware earlier this year the NSPCC launched the Net Aware website, a parent’s guide to social networking. It provides parents with a guide to the social media apps and sites including sign-up age, reporting and blocking features and how to change privacy settings. Information about how the Net Aware resources can be used by schools can be found here.
The NSPCC are planning to do a full review of the Net Aware guide to ensure that they have the most up to date information for parents and they would like to invite schools to help! The NSPCC would like to invite secondary schools to ask their students to fill in a short survey which asks young people to tell them what are the new sites and apps they’ve been using recently: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ShareAware2. The deadline for responding to this survey is Thursday 24th September.
The second part of the process will take place in October, where the NSPCC would like children in secondary schools to feed into a more detailed survey reviewing the apps used by children and young people during an hour session. The NSPCC are also available to come into the school to run these sessions and for more information about out how the NSPCC did this last time then click here. If secondary schools are interested in participating then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 30th September.