Ban on social media won't stop online bullying - says school

Drive 07/02/2018

Auckland's Hobsonville Point Secondary School is a relatively new school and one with a very modern approach to devices and social media use from students.

Rather than introducing a ban on social media they are embracing the use and have a very open internet policy.

Claire Amos is Deputy Principal and Digital Citizen Project Leader at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. She joined Ali Mau on RadioLIVE Drive to discuss the school’s new social media policy.

She told Ali Mau that banning social media completely will create a digital underground with almost speakeasy-like behaviour.

Listen to the full interview with Claire Amos above.

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