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 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.
Youth Offending Teams
Police Community Support Officers
Threats and provocation in music videos
Idealised online identities
Social pressures – Celebrity culture and the importance of
Vulnerability of young women
Daily exposure to online violence
Negative implications for education and employment
Discuss services available
Really powerful and insightful course especially for someone like myself who has never had that ‘street’ level of knowledge experience
The trainer was focused, enthusiastic, knowledgeable of his field, open, direct, time keeper
Absolutely incredible course, can’t recommend it enough!
Excellent course; very detailed knowledge and explanations to ensure understanding
Risk taking behaviour in young people and how their decisions about alcohol, drugs, self-harm, sex and relationships are often linked together. This one-day course aims to give facilitators a unique framework when working with young people.
This one-day training programme supports professionals with the challenges young people face; include risks of grooming and sexual exploitation, negotiating online safety, engaging in healthy consent-based relationships, and dealing with the pressures to conform to idealised models of ‘how to be’ men and women.
This one day course is for professionals working in a range of youth and community settings.
This course provides specialised knowledge for professionals working with young people , focusing on the management of self-harm & suicide-related behaviours.
To provide participants with an understanding of what professional boundaries are and why they are needed.
Explore power balance/imbalance, who negotiates the boundaries and who is accountable should a violation occur
At KIP Education, the experiences of professionals, and the young people they work with, are at the heart of our training programme. Each year we deliver training to over 10,000 professionals, and our expert trainers give you the practical skills to support the young people you work with.
Our training courses are designed to build your understanding of key issues and give you the confidence to make a difference in young people’s lives.