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Understanding our Safeguarding Policy for the HundrED Youth Ambassadors

25.1.2019
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We’re introducing a brand new HundrED Youth Ambassador program, inviting young people to raise their voices for education change. And if you want to join us in creating this global movement for change, quite simply – you rock!

The Youth Ambassador program is all about valuing, respecting, and listening to the next generation of education changemakers. Our main priority is your safety and wellbeing. That’s why we’ve put together this online safety policy for all young people involved with HundrED.

You might already be familiar with a lot of these tips, but please read them carefully. Contact us if you have any questions, or to request our full safeguarding policy.

 

To stay safe as a HundrED Youth Ambassador, ask yourself these 10 questions....

 

Do I have permission from a parent or guardian?

 

If you are under 16 years old, you’ll need to have permission to be a HundrED Youth Ambassador. We will ask for parental consent when you sign up to the program.

 

Am I sharing any personal information online?

 

Remember to never post any personal information on your profile, or to share this on social media, or via your email with anyone other than HundrED staff. This includes your address, email address, phone number, full name, school name, password etc.

 

Do I have permission to post these photos?

 

If you’re going to post photos of yourself or friends, ask yourself: “Has the person in this photo given me permission to post it here?” If you are under 16, do you also have permission from your parents to post the photo?  If you are over 16 and have parental permission, you can add a headshot as your profile picture.

 

Is this something I should really post online?

 

Online content can be seen by thousands of people. And once it’s out there, it can be difficult or impossible to take it back. Keep this in mind, and make sure that you are happy with what you are posting before you share it for everyone to see.

 

Am I treating others kindly and with respect?

 

Everyone has the right to be safe online, so remember to be kind and respectful to others. HundrED has zero tolerance for bullying and discrimination.

 

Could this post be considered inappropriate?

 

If it could be considered inappropriate or offensive, please don’t post it on your profile page. This is a safe space for all, so inappropriate photos or language, swearing, hurtful comments about other people etc. will not be tolerated. If any content on your page is deemed inappropriate, HundrED has the right to remove this content immediately.

 

Who is this message coming from?

 

You should only be receiving emails and communications from Jordy, Pukhraj or Frederika, who are all HundrED staff members. If you receive an email from anyone else, do not reply. Simply tell an adult and forward the email to pukhraj@hundred.org.

 

What should I do if someone wants to meet up?

 

You should never meet up with someone you only know from online, as this person is still a stranger. If someone asks to meet you, please tell a parent/guardian immediately and contact Pukhraj Ranjan, Head of Community at HundrED.

 

Who do I tell if I am worried or have concerns?

 

Our social media accounts and website are managed by HundrED staff members. If you feel unsafe or have any concerns please tell an adult and contact Pukhraj Ranjan. If your concern is with a HundrED staff member, please contact Pukhraj or contact your local safeguarding organization e.g. Childline, Childhelp, etc.

 


Most importantly, stay safe and have fun! - We want all HundrED Youth Ambassadors to make the most of this experience, so by staying safe online, we hope that you and lots of young people globally can work together to change education for the better!


If you would like to request a copy of our full Safeguarding Policy, please email Pukhraj@hundred.org.


 

ABOUT AUTHOR
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Pukhraj Ranjan
Global Community Manager, HundrED Passionate about education, connections and collective power.