Online Youth Work Webinars

As well as our Digital Youth Work training sessions we are putting on a series of webinars with youth work practitioners sharing their use of different platforms and/or addressing some relevant issues.

Each webinar is 30-45 minutes long and includes a presentation and group discussions. Presentations will be recorded and subsequently published on our YouTube playlist - see below for the latest recordings.

You need to register on Zoom for each webinar you want to attend, on registration you will be sent the link. Places are limited to 99 per webinar (we need a place for our guest expert too). 


Upcoming webinars:

26 January - 11am to 12pm - Digital Youth Work Meetup


Join like-minded digital youth workers for an informal get-together. 

We’re creating a virtual space for a once-a-month gathering where you can share experience, learn and develop skills around digital youth work.

The theme for January’s meeting is “Using gaming in digital youth work”.

The meeting will include info about other relevant topics and plenty of time for discussion and questions.

Find out more.

28 January - 1pm to 2.30pm - Doing DYW better and better 

We can jump from Zoom to Teams and back via Discord without batting an eyelid. We know the lingo. We know the platforms but do we know what it is that makes digital youth work tick(tok)?

Join this workshop to find out more about why some digital youth work kicks ass and some falls flat. We've got a whole heap of practical takeaways to help you design and deliver immersive and engaging digital youth work.... with Ally Hunter from YouthLink Scotland.

23 February - 11am to 12pm - Digital Youth Work Meetup - CyberScotland Week

Cyber Scotland Week Special: Supporting children and young people online 

Our Digital Youth Work MeetUp on 23 February from 11am to 12pm will join forces with Cyber Scotland Week to offer a special session with Annabel Turner of CyberSafe Scotland. 

The session will look at how the needs of children and young people have changed online since the pandemic and how we can respond to those needs 

We will look at how online behaviours changed during the first and second lockdown and what this means for digital youth work.

Find out more and book online.


Watch recordings of previous webinars:

How to make TikTok a part of your youth work offer
Featuring guest presenter Andrew Shields from Escape Youth Services.

How to use Zoom in youth work practice
Featuring guest presenter Kobi Cooke from Youth Scotland.

How to use Houseparty and WhatsApp in a youth work context
Featuring guest presenter Eve Tunstall from Citadel Youth Project.

How to combat COVID-19 disinformation
Featuring guest presenter Dr Alicja Pawluczuk to explore data literacy and critical thinking.

How to support young people to perform Instagram takeovers
Scottish #IWill coordinator Jenni Snell provides guidance on how to empower young people through an Instagram takeover.

Bake Me Some Digital Youth Work
Ally Hunter from YouthLink Scotland and Be More Human shares the ingredients for creating successful human connection and relationships in a digital space.

How to use Discord in youth work practice
The session includes security, moderating servers, how to get the most out of the service and some tips and tricks that make it a worthwhile platform to use in your work with young people.

We Are All Digital Now - Exploring the Digitally Active National Principles
Jackie Howie from Learning Link Scotland delivers a short presentation on how the Digitally Active National Principles can help you develop your digital practice.

Take active listening online in your youth work

CHAS Scotland's Jill Harris presents on activities and exercises to help you work with children and young people, in one-to-one settings and in groups.

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