For Participation in TeenTech Online Events
We recognise the importance of children and young people being able to use the internet for education and personal development. This includes age appropriate social media platforms, games and apps.
We aim to support children and young people in how to use these safely and well. Understanding how to get the very best from online events, research and interaction is a valuable skill both for learning and future employment.
However, we also recognise that safeguards need to be in place to ensure children are kept safe at all times.
We ask students, parents and teachers to read the following carefully. Young children should read this with a teacher or parent to ensure our guidelines are fully understood.
Many of the guidelines below are not only specific to TeenTech sessions but should be used for all internet activity. We ask all young people to agree to the following before participating in online sessions whether at school or at home.
When participating in TeenTech Live sessions, whether submitting projects, providing feedback or asking questions of ‘experts’…
- I will be responsible for my behaviour when using the internet, including social media platforms, games and apps.
- I will not use language or behaviour that could be considered threatening, bullying, offensive or illegal.
- When researching projects, I will not deliberately browse, download or upload material that could be considered offensive or illegal. If I accidentally come across any such material, I will report it immediately to my teacher, parent or TeenTech project manager.
- I will not send anyone material that could be considered threatening, bullying, offensive or illegal.
- I will not give out any personal information online, such as my name, phone number or address.
During the live sessions you will be able to submit questions to experts through our website. This is a safe way to communicate with our team.
- I will not use any other method to contact TeenTech workshop leaders, students outside my school, industry experts or guests participating in online workshops and showcases. I will ask my teacher, parent or carer to contact the TeenTech project manager if I have further questions or need more help with my project.
- I will not reveal my passwords to anyone.
- I will not arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone I meet online unless I have discussed this with my parents and/or group leader and am accompanied by a trusted adult.