If you can help us get the word out about the Connected Generation 2010 conference taking place on 7th May
, then you might find the following block of text is a useful starting point for putting on e-mails / websites etc. I'll keep it updates in this forum posts with any new elements...
Connected Generation 2010: working with young people in a digital…
Added by Tim Davies on March 4, 2010 at 15:30 —
It's here. The 2010 conference for the Youth Work Online network. We've just booked The Watershed in Bristol to host Connected Generation 2010 - a one-day national conference on 7th May 2010 exploring youth engagement and technology in 2010 - and booking is now open.
Based on feedback from participants at recent training events, and on the… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on March 4, 2010 at 15:00 —
I had a fantastic time last week at WISE KIDS 'Young People in a Digital World' conferences up in Swansea and Bangor.
The Swansea event was webcast and recorded, and is now online here
Select 2010 conference to view the recordings, or choose 'Social Reporting' from that drop-down menu to view a number of different videos created by young social reporters working with David Wilcox.
The young reporters sum… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on February 9, 2010 at 15:00 —
People are exploring Digital Youth Work all over the world - but often there are not many opportunities to bring the conversations together.
To link up some of the work going on in different places, I've been talking with Merlyn Horton of Safe Online Outreach
in Canada about holding a conference call between youth workers from the UK, and workers from Canada.
The idea would be to spend about 90 minutes with up to six people… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on January 5, 2010 at 22:35 —
(Reposted from Tim's Blog
[Summary: Two day course, and six-month action learning set on social media in youth work and youth participation]
Getting started with digital youth work, or with using digital tools in youth participation, can seem daunting to many. It's not enough to just talk about how digital skills… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on January 1, 2010 at 19:08 —
I'm putting together a guide for the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council
on using social media as part of a youth exchange, and I wanted to include in there an idea of what sort of social media kit you could put together if you had £500 to spend.
Below is the list I've put together so far, but I was surprised to find it only comes to £440, and I think covers all the essentials I use in day-to-day social media work.
What would you add?… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on December 31, 2009 at 13:30 —
Reposted from Tim's Blog
I blogged on Tuesday about Click Clever, Click Safe, the UK Council on Child Internet Safety’s strategy, and my belief that it misses the opportunity to frame a positive, and rights-based debate around supporting children and young people to navigate online risks.
However, in… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on December 10, 2009 at 13:25 —
A number of people have asked me recently about recommendations for reading linked to Youth Work and Social Media.
When I was working on the Youth Work & Social Networking report
(which has a pretty broad bibliography of things worth looking at) I wrote up a summary of 10 Articles that had… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on November 29, 2009 at 20:00 —
Take a look at this video
. (via @katiebacon):
Could you use this as a discussion starter in a youth group. The video is a promotional clip made by Bebo themselves.
Added by Tim Davies on November 28, 2009 at 15:00 —
Reposted from Tim's Blog
[Summary: New book provides great discussion starters for youth groups on online content sharing and digital… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on November 20, 2009 at 13:30 —
Cross posted from Networked Participation
The final report of the 2009 Youth Participation and Social Network Sites action learning set is
now available to order from the LGIU
. An online copy will be… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on November 9, 2009 at 11:00 —
We had a great day yesterday at Glyndwr University for the Beyond Twitter: Young people and youth work in a digital age
A morning of ideas & input:
The morning of presentations started with an overview of the big picture of Digital Britain from Simon Stewart, who also previewed the new resource sharing site he has been developing,… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on September 25, 2009 at 9:35 —
A theme that returned at the 'Youth Work in a Digital Age' conference today was the need for policies that support use of digital tools in youth work.
What is out there already? Do we need explicit digital youth work policies? Or are the key issues already covered by the national guidance for youth workers - such that we just need to interpret existing practice?
The policy tension
I'm often asked by youth workers about whether there is, or could be, a national… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on September 25, 2009 at 9:00 —
I've just had an e-mail drop into my inbox with a call for proposals for chapters in an upcoming book on 'Youth Culture and Net Culture: Online Social Practices'.
The brief for the book suggests that chapters might cover issues including:
# Adults' reactions towards young people's Internet use
# Youth culture in a historic perspective
# What young people are doing online; description and problematisation
# Abusive practices; cyber bullying and online… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on September 20, 2009 at 9:52 —
Up at the Connected Practice symposium
in Glasgow on Monday danah boyd, US based researcher of young people's online networking - shared her insights into young people's online behaviour, along with some critical questions for youth workers and social workers into how we respond to the increase in young people's self-disclosure of information on the web.
I highly recommend taking the time to listen to the audio below -… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on September 16, 2009 at 17:04 —
This week Ning (the platform this website runs on) has started letting Networks add a small number of Open Social applications direct to the network itself
(previously users could add them to their own pages...).
So - to explore the possibilities I've added two applications to Youth Work Online.
The first,… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on September 13, 2009 at 18:41 —
I thought some of you might be interested in a project I'm working on to get young people's input into the commissioning of a new Connexions service in Bradford.
We're making use of an online consultation website with Facebook Connect integration
, offline consultation toolkit, Twitter account
Added by Tim Davies on August 26, 2009 at 13:30 —
I've just realised my failure to drop a link into this community to a new Wiki resource I've been working on over at http://www.practicalparticipation.co.uk/yes/
This Youth Engagement and Social media guide
is a write up of lots of different bits I've been working on recently - and I would welcome input from anyone who wants to add to it.
Added by Tim Davies on August 14, 2009 at 19:52 —
I was recently at a symposium hosted by Bebo exploring social network sites for Social Change. It was co-run with the No To Knive Coalition from the Home Office - and I thought this one-pager summarising how they have used Bebo may be of interest:…
Added by Tim Davies on July 19, 2009 at 12:02 —
With unlimited free Skype calls on Three
I'm wondering if any youth work or youth engagement projects have explored how Skype could be used in their work.
I'm guessing (though I've not checked) this also applies to text chat (as in the Mobiles discussion at Connected Generation
there was a fairly clear consensus that… Continue
Added by Tim Davies on July 17, 2009 at 10:17 —