…using phones safely and productively.
Mobile phones & Internet Workshops
At Brighter Path we provide mobile phones to all our care leavers. These are essential for navigating everyday life: building a network of friends and a social life, contacting employers and colleagues, and accessing the internet.
Receiving a mobile phone for the first time is always a source of great excitement for our new care leavers. With this comes responsibility and we take very seriously the need for education on using phones safely and productively.
We run regular workshops for our new care leavers and refresher courses for our more experienced care leavers. Topics that we address include: navigating social media safely, sleep hygiene and good habits, avoiding on-line scams, excessive gaming and addiction, gambling, fake news, harmful advice and pornography.
Phones are such an opportunity but education in using them safely is essential, particularly for young people who have never had access to them growing up.