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In House, Virtual, Face to Face

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Expected Learning Outcome

  • Gain an understanding of how gangs/groups organise themselves and have an online presence
  • Awareness of how social media and music influences children and young people and their decision making processes
  • Understand how social media can play a part in promoting and escalating youth violence and how to reduce risk

Social media shapes young people’s experiences and identities. It has irreversibly changed how we use communicate and interact with people. Boundaries between real and virtual worlds have blurred and the associated risks are troubling. This training looks at social media’s link to youth violence; how violence is glamorised and shared socially which can lead to violence in the real world. When young people, especially those involved in or exposed to youth violence, are left unprotected in a world we don’t fully understand, they are increasingly vulnerable. We explore how social media plays a part in the advocation of violence and how it’s being used within criminal justice to demonstrate the motivations of violence amongst young people in communities. This one day course also covers threats and provocations in music videos, idealised online identities, the social pressures that come from an acquired need for audience approval and gratification, (especially driven by celebrity culture), the impact of daily exposure to online violence and the link between education and employment prospects. We all have a role to play in tackling the links between young people’s use of social media and serious youth violence.

Additionally ALL participants will gain access to a wide range of resources, including educational materials, referral networks, and support services.
Our Experienced Trainers Support Participants Through Interactive Exercises And Facilitated Discussions, Creating A Safe Space For Reflection, Sharing And Professional Development.

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Who is this training for?

This training is a must for any professional working with children or young people and their families, parents or carers. It’s suitable for various settings and either group or 1:1 dynamics.

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