What is BehaviourNet?
BehaviourNet is a platform that offers behavioural focused digital resources for young people’s learning and development. The key focus areas are behaviour, safeguarding, mental health and SEN support.
BehaviourNet will be available to primary, middle and secondary schools, plus other organisations involved in the care and management of children and young people. In an ever-increasingly digital world, we promote digital technology as a useful, interactive tool to empower CYP in the most challenging of contexts, with the aim of significantly improving their confidence, emotional resilience and life skills which, in turn, will enhance their skill-sets for higher education and future employment.
The concept and original system was established 20 years ago and has been adopted by schools worldwide, with 1 in 4 UK schools using its resources. The current version is now in phase 1 of a redevelopment programme supported by Dorset County Council. The goal is to roll out the updated solution as part of a Dorset pilot project to offer a holistic and ground-breaking platform with community interest as one of its core deliverables. As a pilot project, the system is being developed to collect valuable data and to provide insights and analytics for staff, senior leaders, broader agencies and support teams via integration and multi-agency objectives.
Form of Communication
Our core belief is there is a reason behind the actions of every young person and behaviour is a form of communication. BehaviourNet’s dedicated CYP environment ‘Mindkey’ facilitates young users to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe and reassuring way, using a variety of specially designed tools and resources.
Key features of BehaviourNet
- Provides behaviour-focused, digital learning resources that are effective for staff and challenging for pupils.
- Complements behaviour policies, social-emotional and SEN support.
- Enables improvement throughout the whole school and wider community.
- Can be used for individual support or used within larger groups.
The MindKey environment inspires young people with interactive, multi-path questionnaires, animation, games, simulations, video and audio, alongside virtual online courses and further supplementary content.
Providing fully customisable environments including theme styles, avatars and a host of personalisation features, MindKey is specifically designed to engage and inspire the young, creative and imaginative mind.
MindKey is the digital learning environment where young people have access to a library of behaviour, social-emotional and SEN support learning materials. Through interacting with these online materials, the desired outcomes include:
- Students can receive the support they need, where issues they are experiencing (e.g. home life, bullying) have been identified from their responses made in MindKey.
- Earlier and better support for children with special education needs.
- Students will learn to see how others are affected by their actions and will be encouraged to empathise. They can then choose to make changes to address and improve their own behaviour.
- Addressing behaviour, mental health & SEN support.
- Tools for identifying ‘at risk’ individuals providing assessment, solutions and support.
- CYP are encouraged to consider the consequences of their actions and learn how others are affected.
- Why did you do that? How can we make things better?
- Supportive digital environments for Children and Young People.
- Age-appropriate content for various learning styles, capabilities and needs.
- Complements behaviour policies and enables pupil improvement.
- Statistics, trends and insights for individual students and groups.
- Time-saving, flexible and engaging resources for staff.
- Collection and management of large volumes of data.
- Data-processing to glean useful information.
- Isolated trends and signals provide the opportunity for interventions and support.
- Exploring behaviour, social-emotional wellbeing, resilience, mindfulness, anxiety, self-esteem and image.
- Flagged signals and alerts allow early warnings and intervention.
The digital content covers topics ranging from low-level disruption in the classroom through to more concerning behaviours, such as bullying and county lines.
- Learning programs cover a range of topics with scenarios set in the community or school settings.
- Accessible by users – both in and outside of the school setting.
The system will be used by:
- Students in primary, middle and secondary schools – MindKey
- School senior management, staff and broader support teams – BehaviourNet-Staff
Where Will the BehaviourNet System be Piloted?
The initial aim is to focus on schools in the Dorset area. The system will initially be delivered via primary, middle and secondary schools but will also be available for use in Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and Learning Centres.
The software will be used by children and young people with broader capabilities and functionality available at later stages. Following the Dorset roll-out, the aim is to then scale nationally and internationally.
To Secondary School…
& Wider support services.
The advanced data analysis capabilities of the system, coupled with human and professional psychological counselling techniques and input, will enable schools and other CYP-related organisations to confidently address a range of student needs. See more about these features on the Data & Integration page.
Psychology & counselling techniques