The growth of social media and its ease of access from smartphones, has created a raft of complex social and legal issues which did not exist a decade ago. Today’s teenagers are confronted by problems which their parents and teachers may struggle to even understand, let alone advise them on.
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In light of this, Aston Law School and BPP University Law School are hosting a joint conference aimed at 14-16 year olds. The conference will teach students about the legal framework governing their online activities. It will help them to understand when comments and messages on social media cross the line into unlawful activity, and where to go for help when this happens, as well as how to keep themselves safe online.
The conference will begin with a group session covering issues such as cyber-bullying, sexting, revenge porn and grooming, as well as privacy online. We will then move on to break out sessions with the aim of focussing in on specific issues. Students will be given the task of preparing a 10 minute session to take back to school and share with their peers, by way of an assembly or PHSE lesson. The intention is to train the student attendees to be Social Media Champions at their schools, able to help and advise their peers about staying safe online. The content of the conference will tie in with the new PHSE curriculum, due to be implemented from September 2019 onwards.
If you would like to book, please email Laura Hyde ([email protected]
) with the number of places you would like for your school (up to a maximum of 20).
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)