Year 7 Social Media Charter
This term Year 7 have been working towards creating a Social Media Charter. The idea at the heart of the Charter is for students to make a commitment to everyone in their year group about their behaviour on social media.
The Charter will form a series of promises that Year 7s make to themselves and to their peers. So far the Student Board leaders have met and discussed why they think a Charter will benefit their year group.
Student leaders then conducted a survey to find out what problems students have faced on social media and how pupils think the Charter can help to solve those issues. This feedback suggested that the Charter should lay out how to be safe on social media, how to be kind and respectful, the appropriate language to use and what to do if you are worried for yourself or someone else.
Next term Student Board leaders will meet again to give some more detailed ideas for the Charter. A committee will then be selected from across the entire year group of students who are eager to be involved in writing the Charter. Once it is complete each Year 7 will sign their own copy to show their commitment to the Charter, and copies will be displayed on each form’s noticeboard.
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