There are three sorts of moderations on DIGii Social. Firstly, Negative Moderations. We’ve applied the latest in Artificial Intelligence to moderate children’s text for bad language, exclusions, insults, hate speech, racism – anything that we know isn’t good for a child to be adding to their online profile and history without fully understanding the immediate and longer term consequences. After 3 Negative Moderations, a child is removed from the platform to watch a brief, related educational tutorial and they lose valuable privilege points called DiGiiTs. These points buy all sorts of rewards on DiGii Social. There are also Positive Moderations. After every 15-40 utterances that have not had a Negative Moderation results in a great big, on-screen ‘congratulations’ delight and privilege points are added to a child’s account. We want to recognise and encourage good DiGiiTal Citizenship.
Finally, Educational Moderations. These randomly pop up, every 25-65 utterances and prompt a child to think about aspects of their online interactions. They address the big issues of thinking before posting, looking out for friends, not posting while very emotional and being a DiGiiTal upstander. We hope that over a year, a child will see each educational Moderation a dozen times at least – and that will shape their online interactions when they’re interacting one day as a teenager.