youth participation

This knowledge page summarises the findings of systematic reviews into the question of what schools can do to become more inclusive, in the particular sense of maximising the participation of all students in their cultures, curricula and communities. This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library. The Knowledge Pages facility enables users to search for the key messages within specific subject areas to which EPPI-Centre reviews have contributed.

The Social Media and Youth Participation in Local Democracy report was written as a result of a six-month action learning set run with local authorities from across England by the Local Government Information Unit.

The report outlines practical learning about using social media in youth engagement contexts, divided into four sections:

What’s it all about? – giving an overview of key concepts: Youth participation; Social network sites;

In 2009, the LGiU’s Children’s Services Network set up a special project in partnership with Practical Participation and other specialists to work with representatives from 30 local authorities. The project has provided useful insights into the mass phenomenon of social networking sites and the
opportunity they present for engaging young people in democratic activity.