The Beginning of a Social Media Helpline for Schools

20 May

#iCanHelpLineIt’s been about a year since I met Anne Collier of Net Family News Inc and we began discussions about our respective work with youth advocacy, internet safety and student empowerment. Anne share her many years of experience in the internet safety realm and I was able to share my experiences as an educator and working directly with students to deal with online harassment through #icanhelp. Since that year began, and after many conversations, I’m excited to be a part of our new venture, iCanHelpLine.

This is a joint project where both Net Family News and #icanhelp are working together to create an online resource, a helpline for schools, and a liaison between education and the social media world.

We are the only major country with immense internet access that does not have a helpline for social media. Now is your chance to help support a resource that will support schools, teachers and students.

I also want to say thanks to Amy Jussel, who wrote this great post that goes into quite a bit of detail in this amazing blog post as to why this helpline matters.

Internet Data and resources the iCanHelpline has to offer.

Internet Data and resources the iCanHelpline has to offer.

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