A guide to help organisations plan their approach to the use of social media. The guide has been developed for international NGOs who want to use social media with children and young people. They may want to develop children’s skills and capacity; to use social media as a development tool for a community project; to provide access to technology; or to offer social media as a communication tool between communities or between sponsors and sponsored children.
ICT has huge benefits for children and young people: it provides access to a range of often inaccessible resources, communication and support. However, social media also creates potential risks for children. It is essential therefore that organisations implement guidance and support to protect children and young people, manage risks and maintain the highest levels of child safeguarding standards.
This document is also avaliable in Spanish to download as a pdf.