Blogging for and about Youth Work and Young People

As I’ve detailed before I’m responsible for developing our Social Media strategy. To kick start this the social media staff group (made up of colleagues from across the service) had some training from Mediasnackers. Following that we have had a few discussions but due to pressure of time we haven’t been able to move as quickly on this as I would have hoped. 

Courtesy of Dave Press

Courtesy of Dave Press

However a couple of colleagues went to the UKyouthonline unconference and have developed some more ideas and finally we’re now able to support and finance this group meeting up once every 6 weeks to both talk, share, develop and practice online social networking, social media skills and explore the free tools available. I think this will be a real asset to our work and starts to get youth workers skilled up and versed in using the various tools out there and understanding how they could / might affect their work.

I’m really pleased that we’ve got this far, especially as this is only a part of our regular work.  I’m now looking forward to pulling together a lot of the information that we’ve collected to put together our own strategy and to look at how we can maximise opportunities for young people. Watch this space!


Comments on: "Social Media Strategy developments" (4)

  1. That’s great! Really glad to hear that you guys are working hard to keep updating your social media skills!


  2. billybean said:

    Thanks! It’s taken a bit of time but at least we can not get it into place!

  3. Looking forward to hearing more …

  4. Awesome news… you’ll get another first: first youth service to have a social media strategy 🙂

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