Last week Kidsedchatnz was so popular that we started trending on twitter. Usually this would be great news but unfortunately all it did was attract the spammers and trolls to hit the #kidsedchatnz hashtag with 100's of inappropriate tweets.
Children safety and security it very important to us so obviously this can not happen again.
So what are we going to do about it? Well firstly we are no longer going to use the #kidsedchatnz hashtag. Instead I have set up a twitter list of classes that take part and we want everyone to subscribe to that list. That way you can just watch the list on twitter instead of watching the hashtag.
A twitter list is just a group of twitter users put all in one place. It's actually very similar to a hashtag but a lot more private.
To subscribe to the list just click here and hit the subscribe button on the top left hand corner.
If you want to take part in kidsedchatnz you need to get your name on the list. So if you aren't on it just send me a tweet (@kidsedchatnz) and I will put it on straight away.
The list can still be used on tweetdeck and it's easy to add as a column. So on Wednesday instead of following the #kidsedchatnz hashtag you need to load the Kidsedchatnz list and follow that.
I hope all this makes sense, we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!