The North Lincolnshire Youth Council has led the development of a social media charter at the request of the Chair of the Secondary Headteachers’ Consortium.
Whilst consulting with young people, it became clear that social media was deeply ingrained in their lives. It was recognised that whilst it could be a great tool, it was important to encourage and support young people to be responsible users, to get the best out of it and to keep themselves safe.
A North Lincolnshire Social Media Charter would be a ‘go to’ document that would remind young people of the positives of using social media as well as the consequences of using it.
The ‘Be Smart’ Social Media Charter is the result of months of hard work. Young people have led the development of this document. It is written by young people for young people as well as the adults in their lives. Staff from schools and colleges were also consulted on the charter.