Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation Increased opportunities and participation of vulnerable/unrepresented young people across Devon in the development and delivery of Children's Trust My Role
The challenge within my role has been how to reach young people across a large geographical and demographical area. Soon after I joined Devon County Council I was challenged by my target audience to meet them in their space ‘on line’ – Facebook and Bebo. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation Devon has 64,000 young people aged 11-21 yrs old. Only 1 of me!
"I was well up for just setting up a facebook group, but today I realised the need to think about the bigger picture and consider the possible risk(s).” Young person Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
Digital foot print
Self Identity on SNS profiles
Code of conduct
Training for young people “ Really useful to think about the risks but also the solutions – solve it!” Young person.
Participation & Democracy Development Team Young People Local Group meetings Exchange of information Social Network Profile Exchange of information Reports Minutes Blogs Children in Care page UKYP - page Information/ resource page Local Group meetings Photos/videos Website Exchange of information
Practice contextualised in local Policy:
Devon Children & Young Peoples Plan 2009-2011
Hear By Right
Real People, Real Power
Participation & Democracy Team Consultations / Sessions