Makewaves: Secure social network for young people & schools


Award winning social learning company Radiowaves has recently launched Makewaves, a free service for schools worldwide to blog and share media. Makewaves is the new name for the safe social network for young people previously known as Radiowaves. The name may be changing, but the Makewaves mission stays the same: to provide a secure and moderated platform for young people to share their world.

Mark Riches CEO says “Whatever our name is the reason we do what we do will always stay the same… We want all children and young people to get their stories heard by a global audience and for teachers, parents and mentors to have the very best tools and support to make this happen.”

Makewaves is used by schools in 55 countries around the world. With over 100,000 videos, blogs and reports made by the 60,000 strong community of teens and pre-teens.

The Makewaves platform is also used by many national and international partners such as WWF, British Red Cross and ActionAid to provide fun and positive activities for children in a moderated and secure way. The iPhone and iPad apps make it ideal for creating and sharing digital media outside of the classroom.

“Makewaves has provided us with a simple way to engage young people with the complex issues surrounding international development.” ActionAid Education Team.

Mark adds “Schools and pupils have made the community what it is now we hope everyone will be as excited about Makewaves as us and together we can make it even bigger and better in the future.”

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Source: Press Release