Following on from my focus on young people for the past two weeks, last week in one of the weekly Safeguarding emails I receive, I came across the MeeToo App for iOS and Android.
MeeToo is a multi-award winning, free, anonymous app where young people can talk about difficult things. Built on research, which shows the positive impact of peer support for mental health, MeeToo provides a safe, pre-moderated (by humans) space for young people aged 11+ to experiment with opening up about whatever may be on their mind.
Posts can be responded to by other users, as well as a team of trained university psychology students and MeeToo counsellors who help to guide discussions and ensure that no posts go unanswered.
Moderators check every post and reply before they go live to ensure the safety and anonymity of the users and their counsellors uphold a sophisticated system for monitoring and tracking potential safeguarding risks.
MeeToo supports over 6,000 young people each month. It is featured on the NHS Apps Library and promoted by more than 1,000 schools in the UK.
You can easily see how MeeToo works here: https://www.meetoo.help/how-meetoo-works