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Young Travellers and facebook engagement


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Presentation on a proposal to use Facebook to engage with young Travellers

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Young Travellers and facebook engagement

  1. 1. Young Travellers and Facebook Engagement Tom Gaskin 09.05.11
  2. 2. Current situation <ul><li>Six young Travellers currently undertaking You Choose Bridge Builder. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Travellers required to complete and submit home work. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff tried using email to motivate young Travellers to complete work. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Travellers have shown interest in using Facebook to communicate with members of staff. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Proposal <ul><li>Staff to create a Facebook group using professional Facebook profiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Invite young Travellers to join using their personal profiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Travellers to customise privacy settings to avoid sharing personal content. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages <ul><li>It is free. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages young Travellers and staff to review their privacy settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Travellers likely to check their personal Facebook profiles regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides safe and private space for group members to interact with each other. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Disadvantages <ul><li>Young Travellers required to link personal profiles to staff professional profiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not record any statistics. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Travellers may not be familiar with Facebook’s recent changes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Aims / objectives <ul><li>Explore how Facebook can be used as a communication and engagement tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about communicating with young Travellers and supporting them to consider online safety and privacy needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop techniques for supporting young Travellers to participate in educational activities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Aims / objectives (2) <ul><li>Develop model for others to follow. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand benefits of using Facebook as a communication and engagement tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and promote techniques for using Facebook safely. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Outcomes <ul><li>Increased communication between young Travellers and staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased wellbeing of young Travellers. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Travellers successfully complete course. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Travellers access other opportunities. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Outcomes (2) <ul><li>Members of staff and young Travellers increase their understanding of how to use Facebook safely. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning that will provide insight into working with young Travellers and their families. </li></ul><ul><li>Case study and tool kit which will support other members of staff and organisations to explore how they can use Facebook to engage with young people. </li></ul>