Nomination crazes – good and bad

Pupils instigate Random Acts of Kindness

Organised by Head of Year 7 Dani Creese and Head of Year 8 Emma Cope, students at The Perse School set up a ‘RAK relay’ in the spring of 2014, filming themselves doing something nice, posting it online and then nominating two of their peers to pick up the baton. The RAKs spread not only throughout the school but into the local community

A darker side - NekNominate

Mark Steed (Berkhamsted School) considers why this dangerous craze is so popular with young people and what parents and schools should do about it.

The NekNominate phenomenon brings together four drivers of the culture of young people.

  • A propensity to explore drinking limits.
  • A desire to take risks.
  • A need to be loved/ respected by one’s peers
  • The ability to publish information about oneself on the Internet.

See issue 3 of Insight for tips on what we can do as parents and educators.