Digital Consultation with Children and Young People can be a real headache and something that we still seem to be unable to get right in most instances.
As far as I am concerned the world leaders in this are Young Scot out National Youth Information Agency here in Scotland.
Three years ago I was asked to get involved with a project that the University of Edinburgh University were running on Using Digital Media in Research with Children and Young People through their Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR). I’ve delivered the opening lecture at the start of the two day course every year since the courses conception.
Last year the same team who run the course secured funding to create Young Digital. Young Digital is a resource for anyone with an interest in using digital media for research, consultation or participation activities with children and young people.
The site contains information and advice about:
- the technical aspects of using digital media in research with children
- some of the methods that are available
- ethical issues and how to deal with them
- analysis and dissemination with digital media
- involving young people as co-producers
As well as practical advice and case-studies around digital consultation methods with children and young people. The site also contains a variety of short videos. I contributed the Games Based Learning and On-line Safety Videos to the resource.
I’ve embedded the videos below for interest and added them to OB TV.
I would be interested to know if you make use of the Young Digital Resource and what you think.