Social media is shaping young people’s experiences and identities – many have never known life before it. The arrival of social networking sites have irreversibly changed the way people use technology to communicate and share their lives, and while this presents a unique opportunity for innovation and positive transformation, it does not come without risks.
As boundaries between real and virtual worlds become blurred, the associated risks become less familiar and more troubling. A significant risk, and the focus of this training, is how social media is linked to violence.
On this 1-day course you will look at how violence is shared and glamorised across social media platforms and how it can lead to violence in the real world. When young people, especially those who are involved in or exposed to youth violence, are left unprotected in a world we don’t fully understand, they are increasingly vulnerable. It is only now that we are beginning to recognise the consequences.
On this unique training you will explore the consequences and learn effective techniques to enhance your work with young people.
One of the challenges is the rise in youth and gang violence linked to the use of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat) to advocate a range of violent incidents. More importantly the use of social media now being used within criminal justice to demonstrate the motivations of violence amongst young people in communities. As facilitators, groups and organisations, we all have a role to play in tackling the links between young people’s use of social media and serious youth violence.
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