Online Youth Outreach - Katie Bacon





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Published on Jan 19, 2010

Katie Bacon talking about her experience out online youth outreach through social media platforms. Also plans for future research with youth professionals and young people to gain their views about 'What is digital youth work?'
Katie Bacon and Tim Davies have co-developed a 2 day Social media training course for youth professionals. Below is the course content (the course is due to be certificated by CPD - Continuous Professional Development)

Learn how young people use social media
Explore how new social media approaches to engage with young people could be used within your practice/organisation
Develop practical skills in the use of social media tools (the afternoon session will be dedicated to getting hands on experience
Identify practical ways to support young people to be safe online
Find ways of applying your professionals skills and values to new digital environments.
Learning outcomes:
Aware of how young people are engaging with social media;
Aware of a range of different methods for using social media in work with young people
Aware of the key issues to consider when involved in digital work with young people
Confident to explore and pick up new practical skills for digital work with young people
Strategies for taking forwards the use of social media in your organisation

Tim Davies and I have also co-written a training manual 'Practical guide for youth practitioners in utilising social media with young people to supplement the training course.

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