Tuesday 27th April
10.00am – 3.00pm
YHGfL Seminar Room, Scunthorpe
Social networking is everywhere. Wondering what it’s all about?
Public social networking sites, such as MySpace, Facebook and Bebo, are an integral
part of the everyday life of many children, young people and adults. The social
networking phenomenon has happened almost overnight with mobile technologies
fuelling their popularity through sites such as Twitter and features such as locationaware.
Social networking tools also have a role to play in education, and we are seeing
the emergence of not only stand-alone products specifically tailored to education, but
also the integration of social networking tools into learning platforms and VLEs.
However, there are also eSafety considerations around privacy of information,
appropriateness of content, unwanted contact and the potential for bullying.
LA representatives, schools and other organisations working with children and young
people who have no previous experience of using social networking sites and would like
to find out more about how they work.
This workshop will be an opportunity for those unfamiliar with social networking to
• Learn more about public social networking sites, and how young people make
use of them
• Create your own ‘practice’ profile on a social networking site to find out in a
hands-on way how they work and what they enable you to do
• Look at ways that social networking tools can be used to enhance learning and
teaching in schools
• Consider the eSafety issues around the use of public social networking sites for
both young people and adults and the ways users can help keep themselves safe
The workshop is free to those within YHGfL member authorities.
To book your place complete the booking form on our website
Social Networking Workshop Agenda