Digital & Online Youth Work

Tools and resources to increase your digital youth work offer, as well as advice on how your organisation can adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Online youth work ideas, guidelines and resources

We've put together a shared resource for the youth work sector in Scotland to pool ideas and innovations during Covid-19. Click the link below to contribute to our collaborative Padlet, or contact for further information.

Click here to view and add to our resource.

What on Earth is Digital Youth Work? workshops

We're hosting online workshops via Zoom to help youth workers get to grips with digital youth work! These will be interactive workshops using a videoconferencing platform, not a webinar, so sign up prepared to get involved!

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Online Youth Work Webinar Series

A series of webinars with youth work practitioners sharing their use of different platforms and/or addressing issues relevant to online youth work.

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Risk assessing digital youth work

Download and adapt this risk register to identify and plan for potential risks connected with delivering youth work, particularly in an online setting.

Virtual meeting parental consent form

Girlguiding Scotland has a consent form which can be referred to as a template for conducting online youth work meetings.

Download the form.

Safeguarding checklist for youth workers

YouthLink Scotland's safeguarding checklist for delivering youth work services online.

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Safeguarding when using video-based services

Digi-Safe resource identifies key risks and actions to be taken into consideration when delivering services via video-based services such as Zoom or Teams.

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Online youth work and participation

An online resource full of tools, tips and practices to help youth workers engage with young people online. Compiled by Dan Moxon, member of the Pool of European Youth Researchers.

Click here to view the resource.

Digital youth work project

YouthLink Scotland's Digital Youth Work Project is an online resource comprising resources on good digital practice, training materials and European Guidelines for Digital Youth Work.

Find out more.

Digital service delivery for charities

Third Sector Lab's COVID-19 information hub is filled with toolkits and guides on how charities can ensure that their services can be delivered digitally.

Check it out.

Digital Unite: COVID-19 Guides & Resources

Digital Unite has compiled digital guides to help youth workers and learners access reliable information, health services, and stay in touch with family and friends.

Find out more.

Mind Yer Time resource

Scottish Youth Parliament has launched a digital resource that helps children and young people learn about the healthy use of screens and social media. The resource includes topics on digital rights, bullying, mental health and wellbeing and body positivity.

Find out more.

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