Event: Social Media and Youth Engagement Hotseat

[Summary: join me for an online conference hotseat on social media and youth engagement next Thursday]

Last year I was involved in a project in Nottingham called Measure-Up, exploring youth-led approaches to promoting positive activities through a range of different digital tools. It resulted in the Measure Up handbook, a step-by-step eight-week guide to using social media to promote activities for young people, and for youth projects to develop their online presence.

Next Thursday I’ll be joining some of the team who were involved to take part in an online hotseat on the LGA Communities of Practice platform sharing learning from the project. More details below:

How can social media support you to engage with young people and at the same time increase the uptake in positive activities?
Join the online discussions with Nottingham City Council on Thursday 4 August between 11:00 – 13:00
Click on the link below to access the draft case study, vox pops and online discussion:
Please join us via the above link on Thurs 4th August at 11:00 – 13:00 to hear more about the approach and discuss:
  • which social media tools young people wanted us to develop and which ones they told us they wouldn’t use
  • how social media increased the uptake of positive activities
  • how a youth-led approach helped to promote youth participation in a range of activities, supporting wider agendas such as anti-social behaviour, community engagement and civic participation.
  • Frances Howard, Arts & Education OfficerNottingham City Council
  • Esme Macauley, Marketing and Communications managerNottingham City Council
  • Tim Davies, Director, Practical Participation.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with their peers in discussing the findings from the projects .
If you are unable to join us on the day please feel free to add any questions beforehand. All the information will remain on the Communities of Practice place so can be revisited at any time.
If you want more information about how hotseats work  please go through this link –

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