2. Youth Cymru and Llais Ifanc
National youth work charity
Young people aged 11-25 and the professionals who work with them
Llais Ifanc – Young People’s Leadership and Advisory Panel
CEOP Ambassador training
4. What social media do young people
6. The number of internet users surpassed 3 billion in 2014
Real time information sharing
7. How many years to reach 50 million
8. Digital natives
Cannot separate digital world from ‘real
world’. Young people have to negotiate them
Young people aged 16 – 24: 74% use a social
For young people aged 12-15, 36% of their
media time is spent on social media (double
the rate of adults)
The NSPCC estimates that around half of the
UK’s 11 and 12 year olds currently have a
profile on a least one social networking site
which has a minimum age of 13
9. Online behaviour
Accessing support and information
Exploring and expressing identity (Trans*Form)
Real time information sharing (eg. Periscope)
11. Online Behaviour and Young
Article 12 – Children have the right to say what they think should happen when adults are
making decisions that affect them and to have their opinions taken into account
Article 15 – Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations
Article 16 - Right to privacy
Article 19 – Right to safety
Article 24 - Right to health
Articles 28 and 29 – Right to education.
What rights based issues do young people face in a digital world?
What can organisations working with young people do to ensure young people can access
CEOP – National Crime Agency
Examples of how YC benefits from social media
CEOP Ambassador training
Can you recognise any of these and their purpose?
Tencent – Asia. Used in China where facebook has been blocked.
Important to understand the context of online behaviour. If this conference was taking place 10 years ago we’d be having a very different conversation – one family computer in the living room etc.
Radio – 38 years
TV – 13 years
Internet – 4 years
iPod – 3 years
Facebook added over 200 million users in less than a year
‘Banning’ social media now possible or effective.. Young people, parents and practitioners need more education and information about how to navigate online and stay safe.
Periscope enables live broadcasting. Ferguson (America)
Democratic engagement – votes online?
Plan UK international research – gendered view of social media. Girls being left behind – ‘Communications technology can reduce social isolation, help develop new skills, open opportunities for employment and participation, increase knowledge and awareness in areas like health and rights, build self-esteem and help keep girls safe. - See more at: http://www.plan-uk.org/news/news-and-features/girls-mobile-technology-and-the-internet/#sthash.IDFAZkaZ.dpuf’
Gendered – girls.
Sexual messages – Trans consultation
Pornography, sexual messages, gambling, violence, self-harming, anorexia, grooming, religious and political radicalisation
Lacks emotional connection
Decreases face-to-face communication skills
Conveys inauthentic expression of feelings
The UNCRC protects the rights of young people up to the ages of 18. The UNCRC has 54 articles, 42 of which are rights belonging to children and young people up to 18 years of age. In 2011, Wales became the first country in the UK to make the UNCRC part of its domestic law in the Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure (2011).