Safer social media for kids

 

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The age limit on using sites like Facebook may be 13 but that does not stop four out of five primary school kids admitting to using social media at least once a day.* Determined to give parents and teachers the tools to deal with this growing trend, former police sergeant and e-safety guru, Henry Platten took matters into his own hands, developing a safer social media platform that young children can use.

 

GoBubble puts an end to unwanted friend requests, dubious content and the potential for cyber-bullying. It allows children to take advantage of the best bits of social media without any of the negative aspects. With GoBubble children can chat online with school friends, share jokes, pictures or videos and learn about different cultures.

 

“We need to accept that our kids love social media and will use it no matter what the age limit is, so my view is, don’t ban them, just provide them with a safe alternative that has all of the up sides but none of the down sides,” says Henry Platten founder of the multi-award winning eCadets pupil-led online safety education programme. “GoBubble is that safer, healthier and kinder alternative.”

 

GoBubble is safer because it is child-centered and has the GoBubbleWrap innovative moderation tool that checks all content before it appears - saving teachers valuable time. You can get started in seconds, with a school just having to provide teachers, children or parents with a single code to be able to sign up. The system also builds up the school automatically, saving valuable time.

 

All posts are automatically moderated through the system’s safety features, ensuring any inappropriate video, images, text, audio or emojis, are removed before going live. 

 

Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police, Ian Hopkins; who is also the national police lead for social media and digital engagement, who are headline partners in GoBubble, said: "Young people use social media to talk to each other and it's really important they're able to do so in a safe environment.  As a social network, GoBubble is just that, a bubble where children are given all the fun of social media, in complete safety. We look forward to using it to support our education work."

 

Schools are already using the platform to help children collaborate on school projects, learn about new cultures, develop pen pals, teach children about safer social media use, and send parents messages via the site.

 

The web version of GoBubble is available free to schools and families. There’s also an "at-home" app called GoBubbleKids - like WhatsApp for kids - that's now available in iOS and Android stores.

Comments

By Sam

Ecdets are so good 

By Alec

I think this is very useful because its to tell the little ones to say they shouldn't  use a website without there parents permission on older websites 

By Joe

wow

By Joe

wow

By Rachael

Wow, this so cool and is really useful and I had to scroll down sooo much to write a comment because there is so many! 

By Jack

can't wait

By Florence

I really think this is one of there best ones yet...... well done ecadet 

By Matilda

WOW this is going to be great fun

:)

By OWEN

Coooooool

By Sairah

the app is REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Alfie

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This app is amazing and a great place for ecadets.Thanks for creating this.

By Abi

coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolll,llllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By

I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By

I WAN'T IT MY DAD AND MUM SAYS I CAN'T HAVE IT

By lilla april

wooooooow what a great idea

By louis oscar

i like the idea because my mum always says,"YOUR NOT ALOUD FACEBOOK BECAUSE ITS A 13+

By louis oscar

soooo cooolll i want it

By

cooooooooollllllllllllllll great idea

By lilla april

woooooooooooooooooooow

By zdybel

thank u henry for this opportunity this very good for everyone in the ecadets team what do u think leah

By Jessica

Hello,fellow ecadets 


hope you make the internet a better place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



By louis oscar

coooooooooooooooooooooooool 

By louis oscar

coooooooooooooooooooooooool 

By Rithvik

it's  good

By Asma

ePIC GREAT THIS IS ABOUSOLTY GREAT NEW FOR ALL OF US WOW

By Leah

I think it is a great thing

By Florence

This is so good I'm so happy that I am a  E cadet I love chatting to my Frainds and I don't have to worry because it's safe thank you Henry

By sam

how do you write a blog?

By Jodie

We are hoping to get our school signed up. Our problem is working computers!! 


By Florence

I am going to tell my school

By Florence

Wow this is so cool

By Alex

Really enjoyed it well done.

By Rashika

This is great because instead of children looking at their parents on Facebook they can have their own.

By Elliott

I am going to ask my teacher if she can sign up my school.

By Elliott

I need to tell my school about this!                  :-) 

By Junior

really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Finley

How would it be useful though? ;

By Finley

That would be quite good!

By Ryan

this is really going to help kids

By Ryan

This is going to be very useful to children ☺☺☺☺

By Jodie

Brilliant. We are hoping that the whole school can be added :)

By Liberty

That's a great idea and would help us have even more fun online and keep safe at the same time

By louise

this would actually be pretty useful!

By Clare

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By Lucy

What a great idea

By Ella - Sophia

wow this will be useful

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