Example: Youth engagement via social networking
Hi all sorry I haven’t updated for ages! I have been really busy shaping Norfolk’s social networking practice, so lots to backdate on my Blog!!! I am currently in Liverpool staying with some old youth work buddies but will be leaving on thursday to travel to Wigan for the National Conference of the Federation of Detached Youth Work. I’m buddying up with Tim Davies to run a workshop regarding social networking. The following powerpoint presentation is a snippet of what will hopefully be a very interactive session. The presentation provides a quick example of what to do and what not do when using social networking sites for youth engagement work. The idea is that in the first example you gain an understanding of how an interaction with ‘new’ contacts (young people) can take place on social networking sites such as Facebook and then you get a chance to feedback any concerns regarding the example and ask any questions. There’s lots to spot in the example and there are some key parts of the interaction that define the outcome i.e. providing the option for voluntary engagement, identifying how a young person can verify your identity, being clear about your role etc.
The responses used from young people are all real but the names and photos have been changed to protect their identity.