Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation Increased opportunities and participation of  vulnerable/unrepresented  young peop...
The challenge within my role has been how to reach young people across a large geographical and demographical area.  Soon ...
Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation <ul><li>Identify and remove organisational barriers to social networking platforms...
<ul><li>Consult with young people at Annual Youth festival  </li></ul><ul><li>July 2008  </li></ul><ul><li>Establish risk ...
Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
&quot;I was well up for just setting up a facebook group, but today I realised the need to think about the bigger picture ...
Participation & Democracy Development Team   Young  People Local Group meetings Exchange of  information Social Network Pr...
<ul><li>Objectives for eParticipation 2009  </li></ul><ul><li>Young People - Devon County Council </li></ul><ul><li>Implem...
Thank You! More information available on my web page www.katiebacon.co.uk
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  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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!
  3. 3. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
  4. 4. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation <ul><li>Identify and remove organisational barriers to social networking platforms. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify best practice usage of ‘ on-line social networks ’ regarding youth engagement. </li></ul><ul><li>Young people to be consulted and able to participate in decisions related to development and delivery of </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Trust i.e. eParticipation </li></ul>Aims
  5. 5. <ul><li>Consult with young people at Annual Youth festival </li></ul><ul><li>July 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Establish risk assessment policy for use by staff and young people for on-line social networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting information and links to enable safe internet use for young people </li></ul><ul><li>Create page on BEBO & Facebook for Youth Participation Team </li></ul>Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation Objectives
  6. 6. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
  7. 7. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
  8. 8. &quot;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 <ul><li>Digital foot print </li></ul><ul><li>Self Identity on SNS profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Code of conduct </li></ul>Training for young people “ Really useful to think about the risks but also the solutions – solve it!” Young person.
  9. 9. 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 <ul><li>Practice contextualised in local Policy: </li></ul><ul><li>Devon Children & Young Peoples Plan 2009-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Hear By Right </li></ul><ul><li>Real People, Real Power </li></ul>Participation & Democracy Team Consultations / Sessions
  10. 10. <ul><li>Objectives for eParticipation 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Young People - Devon County Council </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of SNS policy/guidelines for practitioners & young people </li></ul><ul><li>Information exchange between young people & decision makers through eParticipation applications </li></ul><ul><li>Increased transparency and accountability between decision makers and young people in Devon. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality accredited induction training (OCN) for young people/practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>Publication of resource manual for practitioners </li></ul>Participation & Democracy Development Team
  11. 11. Thank You! More information available on my web page www.katiebacon.co.uk
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