SOCIAL MEDIA, GANGS & YOUTH VIOLENCE

For Professionals Supporting Young People

This 1 day training course will help practitioners put forward proactive interventions to tackle & engage with young people.

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.

WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR?

  • Youth Workers

  • Youth Offending Teams

  • Probation

  • Teachers

  • University Wardens

  • Student Unions

  • School Nurses

  • Community Wardens

  • Police Community Support Officers

  • Police Officers

  • Social Workers

  • ETC……..

COURSE CONTENT

  • Threats and provocation in music videos

  • Idealised online identities

  • Social pressures – Celebrity culture and the importance of

    audience approval

  • Vulnerability of young women

  • Daily exposure to online violence

  • Negative implications for education and employment

  • Discuss services available

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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

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ABOUT OUR TRAINING

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.

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