Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England has, today, launched a set of new ‘jargon-busting’ documents to help young people understand social media terms and conditions. The ‘Growing up digital‘ study published in January 2017 highlighted the issues around young people and T+Cs. Now, the Children Commissioner, working with TES and Schillings has produced packs to help young people become more empowered digital citizens.
Relevant to citizenship and computing curricular and suitable for KS2, 3 and 4, each pack contains a set of six short lessons and jargon-free terms and conditions for five of the major social networking sites (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and WhatsApp).
At the launch of the new material, Anne said ‘Children have the right to know what they are signing up to, in clear, simple, easy to understand language so that they can make the most of the fantastic opportunities social media and the internet can bring.’
Other useful resources
CBBC’s LifeBabble has a unit on Digital Rights which may be suitable for use with pupils in KS2, 3 and 4.