Tue 7 Feb 2023: 9:30AM
YouthLink Scotland

Digital Youth Work Conference

Venue: Abertay University, Dundee
Prices: Free

Join YouthLink Scotland on Safer Internet Day 2023 for a digital youth work conference, in person, at Abertay University in Dundee. Come to celebrate, discover and explore digital youth work and how to embed cyber resilience in your youth work practice. It may be what you do every day or an ambition to get started. Either way, this day will be an opportunity to meet, talk, do and learn with other like-minded people.

  • Keynote speakers including youth work practitioners and leading thinkers
  • Practical workshops
  • Time to connect and network with colleagues
  • Lunch, coffees, snacks
  • Free event, supported by Scottish Government

Why digital youth work?

Young people’s lives are increasingly digitalised and youth workers can play a crucial role in helping young people to negotiate the online world. Digital doesn’t just mean online – it might be about getting young people together to make a film, create electronic music, take part in digital gaming, programme a robot or plan a photoshoot.

Making space for online conversations

Youth work is all about having conversations and building positive relationships. This year’s Safer Internet Day theme recognises that young people’s voices are at the centre of everything that we do. We want to make sure that cyber resilience is part of the conversation.

Want to talk about it?

This event is for youth workers, managers working in the sector, anyone interested in using digital well in their work with young people. The conference is free and open to all youth workers and the wider CLD sector. If the topics they are looking at feel relevant to you, you are welcome to attend.

They will talk about online harms and how to make cyber resilience and online safety topics that feel relevant for young people today. They’ll also talk about the exciting opportunities that digital represents for young people, for youth work and for the future.

Safer Internet Day 2023

Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on the 7 February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

In the UK, they are celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.

That is why they are asking parents, carers, teachers, government, policymakers, and the wider online safety industry to take time to listen to children and young people and make positive change together.

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