The School of Social Networks' official launch
The School of Social Networks – Let’s start talking about it
More and more children are using social media and face situations online which they are not prepared for. To help children use social media safely and responsibly, we have created The School of Social Networks.
The School of Social Networks offers parents and primary school teachers a range of free educative resources and activities to do in class or at home.
This service aims to provide a starting point for an ongoing conversation children, parents and teachers that allows children to become used to turning to their adult referents when a situation online is overwhelming.
The School of Social Networks helps children to adopt a positive behaviour and to better protect themselves in their online social interactions.
What resources are available?
- A chatbot where the children can chat with the monsters to experience situations they may encounter online in a fun, safe and pedagogical online environment.
- A set of 59 question cards to reflect on and think about the right attitude to adopt.
- 5 modules and 8 themes on specific dimensions of digital citizenship.
- Dozens of pedagogical activities to do in class or at home to develop a better understanding of the online world and to spark debates and discussions.
- A set of tips on all the topics covered, enabling parents and teachers to lead an informed and critical exchange with the children.
This initiative is carried out by eduPad, the creator of Monster Messenger (Best App for Kids and Family Lovie Awards 2016) and the educational applications iTooch (#100 edtech leaders Hottopics 2015) used by 12 million children, and European School Net, the network of 34 ministries of education in Europe who contributes to the transformation of educational processes to adapt to the needs of the 21st century.
The association School of Social Networks seeks to disseminate as widely as possible these free resources already available in English and French. To do so, it relies on teachers, parents, ministries, influencers, cities and associations that have understood the importance of creating an online reference framework to allow our children to develop serenely.