This week our after schools club worked together to come up with their own social media policy that reflects onto the young people but also staff.
We looked at, what is social media? Are there different kinds of social media? What the purpose of a social media policy was and then some things that we can put in place ensure everyone’s safety.
We worked with the young people to understand how people use media policies and why. We looked at things the young people knew about online safety and stranger danger but also how things that can be posted can affect people/ organisations.
It was really important to get young people to create this along with staff, the policy needed to use language that they understood and that they agreed to any measures that were put in place.
After many discussions we finally came up with a one page policy that young people were very proud of and understood. Maybe next time we can tackle a different policy!