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Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
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Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference
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Social Networking & Youth Participation - LGIU Conference

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Presentation by Carl Haggerty, Katie Bacon and John Calvert from Devon County Council

Presentation by Carl Haggerty, Katie Bacon and John Calvert from Devon County Council

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  • 1. Social Networking A Youth Service Manager’s View
  • 2. Why? <ul><li>An additional method of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face contact </li></ul><ul><li>Snail mail </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Texting / Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul>
  • 3. Why? <ul><li>Young people are already networking </li></ul><ul><li>Young people promote Youth Service activity </li></ul><ul><li>Young people evaluate youth service activity </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to promote positive activity </li></ul>
  • 4. Risks <ul><li>Young people’s space </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced social contact </li></ul><ul><li>Parental concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate image </li></ul><ul><li>Safety of young people </li></ul>
  • 5. Way forward <ul><li>Work with young people </li></ul><ul><li>Educate parents </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Share practice </li></ul>
  • 6. Website, SNS or Both? Website Social Network Sites “ Where r young people spending time/logging on?” Interlinked; Promotes website and SNS
  • 7. Some application of SNS… Young Parents Group Positive images of Young People “ Don’t judge us till you know us!” Consultations: <ul><li>Publicity: Sexual Health conference / Workforce development </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining group contact: Information exchange & accountability to young people. </li></ul><ul><li>Issue based work: Continuation of dialogue; Risk taking behaviour </li></ul>
  • 8. Future ‘aspirational’ uses for the SNS… <ul><li>Organised on line discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Positive images of young people “Don’t judge us till you know us </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed time period to contribute? </li></ul><ul><li>Practitioner starts discussion? </li></ul><ul><li>Injects with questions to maintain momentum? </li></ul>Story board “What happens next?” Young people added their comments to the photo
  • 9. Lessons learned so far Is it Fit for Purpose? Engagement approach: Organisational support Senior officers involvement Team or single worker Acceptance of friend applications – own young person network of friends Keep Learning… Dummies guide to media tools/applications Takes time Ask colleagues/young people for info and suggestions Don’t panic – find solutions!!!
  • 10. Starting to work with SNS
  • 11. <ul><li>Do young people want us in their online spaces and if so how? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you have &quot;corporate&quot;/work profiles and personal ones? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this fit with council policy on access to Social Networking Sites? </li></ul>The challenges
  • 12. <ul><li>We went to Kongomana – Annual Youth Festival with a bus and some magnetic materials </li></ul><ul><li>We asked young people to create a “local authority profile” </li></ul><ul><li>We also used mobile video recorders </li></ul>We consulted….
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  • 14. <ul><li>We went to Kongomana – Annual Youth Festival with a bus and some magnetic materials </li></ul><ul><li>We asked young people to create a “local authority profile” </li></ul><ul><li>We also used mobile video recorders </li></ul>We consulted….
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  • 17. <ul><li>We went to Kongomana – Annual Youth Festival with a bus and some magnetic materials </li></ul><ul><li>We asked young people to create a “local authority profile” </li></ul><ul><li>We also used mobile video recorders </li></ul>We consulted….
  • 18. We also had five digital video cameras to hand out - and groups were able to borrow the cameras to interview their friends and other young people. Each camera had a simple question taped to the back. At the end of the day we collected the cameras and took notes from the videos that had been recorded.
  • 19. <ul><li>What did we find out? </li></ul>
  • 20. <ul><li>When asked, 94% of responses said they would be interested in engaging with a SNS opportunities for participation . </li></ul><ul><li>Also 80% said they would be likely to share opportunities with their friends – with some suggesting they would be selective about which friends they shared opportunities with. </li></ul>Their spaces! Young people would welcome Social Networking participation opportunities
  • 21. Safe, formal and official… Young people want official looking, safe spaces to engage in. Safety from bullying is specially important . <ul><li>Top safety messages were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t share any information in discussions or photos which could help someone work out where you live or go to school. If you see anything that worries you, report it to a responsible adult. </li></ul></ul>
  • 22. The Internal Access Challenge
  • 23. <ul><li>Internal Audit report on excessive usage </li></ul><ul><li>There is no formal policy on SNS </li></ul><ul><li>Staff were using it successfully and informally BUT with no formal framework for support </li></ul>Identify the barriers…
  • 24. <ul><li>Q&A and Awareness session for officers and members </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Service/Participation “Pilot” </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Executive and Senior Member Support </li></ul>Involve the business early…
  • 25. Phil Norrey – Chief Executive of DCC Short Video Clip

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