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;
The final report of a 2008 study into the use of Social Networking sites amongst statutory sector youth workers in England. Including a detailed literature review of risks and opportunities of social networking; evidence from a national survey and focus groups; and learning from action research projects with different youth work projects. The report sets out a 'youth work response' to social networking, drawing on youth work professional values.