HIT THE SWITCH
- 88 % of Teens have seen someone be mean or cruel to another person on a social networking site
- The number of sexual assualt cases related to social media sites has increased 300%
- 15% of teens say they were the target of online cruelty
- 55% of teens have given out personal information to someone they dont know, including photos and physical descriptions
- 67% of teens say they know how to hide what they do online from their parents
With worrying staticstics like this we felt it was time to put together a program that outlines the hidden dangers of social media and how to stay safe online but more importantly, to switch their phones off and pick up a pair of gloves and get more active.
Hit The Switch is a 1.5 hour presentation for School Girls aged 10yrs-16yrs that begins with an interactive chat about Social Media and how we can stay safe while online followed by a 45 minute fun boxing session.
The first aim of the project is to get girls to replace phone time with gym time (or any sport) that not only occupies them and keeps them away from social media but also increases their daily activity. The second aim is to make sure that when girls are online, they are following best practices to stay safe.
Girls In Gloves / Wimborne Amateur Boxing Club is an ambassador for National Online Safety which is who provide us with all our resources to deliver these presentations.
If your School is interested in arranging a Hit The Switch presentation please contact us
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