"A few years ago i had a contact at the BBC who supplied me with a box of the anti bullying blue wristbands. This was when wristbands were fairly new and hard to get. I thought the wristbands were a great success but this sounds even better."
"I am about to start working on developing a youth outreach project and find articles like this very interesting. The centre where i am based is open on a Monday evening, Tuesday evening with Duke of Edinburgh on a Wednesday. I am going to attempt to…"
"Cheers for the reply Kevin, also thanks for those links!
I was hoping i was the individual with the "little technological knowledge" but after doing a bit of research i dont think i have.
I will keep plodding away!
"Many thanks for the replies Tim and Gareth,
I was looking at www.moonfruit.com which seemed quite easy and when discussing the issue with the young people it was the one they seemed to like. Any feedback on this one?
I personally do like the…"
One route that can by really easy is to use Wordpress, the blogging platform, to create a website.
You can create static pages of content, and use the 'blog' feature to post news updates regularly - and you can use other free…"
Hello everyone,I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a very good ( hopefully ) easy website builder which i could use with young people to create a website for the youth clubs i work in.We find that a lot of our yp that attend youth club are using technology even at the club through their phones / pda's etc!!!!Following discussions with them, they are in agreement that it would be a good idea to have a community portal which they can access and update. I have gone down the facebook road…See More
I have been on outreach training and detached training through the local authority i am employed with in the past. Both of the courses covered a variety of techniques to engage with yp in the first instance.
Perhaps try your local LA?"
"Online youth engagement is certainly a hot topic!!!! As a youth worker i can totally see the positives and to be honest unlimited possibilities that are out there for youth engagement. I dont think i have came across a young person in the last year…"
Brief bio: tell us a few facts about you & your interest in digital aspects of work with young people
I recently became the area youth worker for North Yorkshire County Council based at Stokesley. I am responsible for drop in youth clubs, project specific sessions, an outreach project as well as our local youth council.
I am interested in developing links with other youth workers essentially to share best practice and to have a forum to vent opinions and seek advice and guidance from other professionals.
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Thanks for that; your youthworktoolbox website looks useful, particularly the podcasts.
We're looking at going with Mailchimp as it's very user-friendly and very much integrated with social media which is a major plus.
I currently use Awebber for my email campaigns.
It's a paid service, but after my research, it seemed to be the best option for me.
I also have a mail chimp account, but I have never used it.
Awebber was not too difficult to set…"
Please could everyone share this survey with 8 to 19 year olds.The research is exploring children and young peoples views on e-Safety, so great opportunity to get them thinking about staying safe online. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9QH8RB2Much appreciate any support and I am happy to share the results in June should anybody like to have a read :)See More
YMCA George Williams College is offering a free training day on ‘Understanding Group Work’ for professionals and volunteers working with young people. The day will encourage you to think about different approaches to group work as well as providing practical activities that you can take away and use with young people. Topics to be covered include: Team buildingGroup rolesUnderstanding conflictUsing discussionLeadershipTo book your free place, please contact Naomi Stanton…See More
BackgroundOne of the challenges of assessment processes with young people is how to secure their involvement and active participation. Only too often assessment can become something that is ‘done’ to young people (or a form that needs to be filled in), rather than a dynamic process that puts them at the centre, something theyare involved with and have some ownership over. The assessment tools called ‘CAF Cards’ and ‘Road Sign Cards’ have been developed with young people to work with the…See More
"My apologies for commenting some 4 months after this event happened, I really don't get onto this site as often as I should! This was the first (hopefully there will be many more) online youth work student conference, and it was a bit of a have…"