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peanutmum1 Wed 03-Feb-16 11:13:11

Hello Mums, I am new to mumsnet so please do excuse any etiquette lapses.

I am thinking of creating a chat group for the mums in my sons year. Has anyone created a group? What technology to use and what are the associated problems?

Also, if you are in a group, do you think these groups are useful or are they a cause of nuisance? What are the benefits and what are the downsides?

Sorry have asked a lot of questions :-)

Look forward to other mum's thoughts.

Namechangenamechange456 Wed 03-Feb-16 11:14:39

Could do it on Facebook, seems the easiest way.
Can make it a private/secret group

Gobbolino6 Wed 03-Feb-16 11:18:02

We have one on FB. Check your school's social media policy, while you're entitled to say what you like, negative comments in ours (mildly negative about something in the newsletter) have been reported back to the HT by some parents, there was an insane amount of fallout. Unless the members are all your good friends, I recommend keeping it practical/light content only.

Gobbolino6 Wed 03-Feb-16 11:19:17

That said it is useful. No one forgets events and lost jumpers are reunited with their owners with alarming speed.

AveEldon Wed 03-Feb-16 11:23:20

We use WhatsApp but it's more social chat really

peanutmum1 Wed 03-Feb-16 11:55:14

Thank you ladies for your response. Facebook sounds interesting. Would people not have privacy concerns where other's can view their profiles etc?

With WhatsApp would need to collect numbers from all mums and I only know a few! Worried that they might not share numbers and then numbers would be visible to all in the group.

AveEldon Wed 03-Feb-16 12:07:11

The other option is an email mailing list or group

AtiaoftheJulii Wed 03-Feb-16 12:10:46

You can be in a facebook group with people without being friends with them, so they wouldn't be able to see any more of your profile than anyone else.

slebmum1 Wed 03-Feb-16 12:12:27

Private Facebook group or whatsapp - if they don't to give you their number they are unlikely to want to join in a chat anyway. Ditto Facebook - they still have to accept the group.

donadumaurier Wed 03-Feb-16 18:15:35

Why on earth would you bother at secondary level? confused

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