Again from the CEOP Newsletter
Help us engage with more children
Involving young people in the development of educational materials for our Thinkuknow programme has always been a key part of its success.
With this in mind, in 2006 we established the CEOP Youth Advisory Panel (YAP), involving around 80 young people, aged 11–17. Over the years the YAP has helped guide us in the design of the new Thinkuknow resources and kept us up to date with new trends and changes in young people’s use of technologies.
At the YAP children and young people can express their views and exchange knowledge and experience concerning their use of new online technologies and contribute to the design of awareness raising actions, tools and materials.
We now want to engage with even more children. Over the next academic year we will be running a series of regional YAPs and are inviting applications from schools and/or youth groups to participate.
Every time we visit a region to run a training course we want to visit a school or youth organisation. At this school/organisation we will conduct a regional YAP in the morning with young people from that school or youth group. This will be followed by a Thinkuknow awareness raising course in the afternoon which would be attended by professionals from across your region. Depending on the needs of the school or youth organisation we could also look at running an assembly to kickstart the day.
Where possible, we are looking for a school or organisation interested in hosting both the YAP in the morning and providing a venue for us to conduct a free Thinkuknow awareness-raising course in the afternoon.
If you think that your school would like to take part, please fill out the application form by following this link.
A quick nudge to make sure as many secondary schools as possible see it!
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