Most of the time online's fine but when its not there's ICON: Our co-designed app for combatting online negativity
Since November 2016, I have led a team of 14-19 year olds through a co-design process to look at how technology could offer real time, relevant and relatable information to young people experiencing negativity online. I successfully gained funding to create the ICON (In Case of Online Negativity) web app. This involved taking an idea - how to provide a version of a Sticks 'n Stones advocate to other young people New Zealand wide where we did not have groups - and building that into a clear, structured and engaging online tool that other young people would find helpful.
In this workshop, we will share the planning and design process highlights (and lowlights) and offer participants the opportunity to explore our online tool to be able to use it alongside young people or signpost them to it so that they can find a range of options to address online harm.