Tuesday interview: Intuitive Media's Robert Hart on educational social networking

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With all the hoo-ha over the dangers posed for kids by sites like MySpace and Bebo – you know, cyber-bullying, paedophiles lurking on every virtual corner, etc – it’s easy to forget the positive aspects of social networking for children. One company that hasn’t is Intuitive Media, which is trying to bring the benefits without some of the risks feared by many parents.

Intuitive Media is an education firm providing what it describes as protected online learning communities for children. It currently runs two main communities: SuperClubsPLUS for kids aged 6-12, and GoldStar Cafe, for ages 11-14. They’ve signed up over 120,000 children so far in the UK, along with over 12,000 teachers.

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