Social Media, Gangs and Youth Violence – 
Introduction to understanding the link between Social Media and Violence

 

This exclusive training for professionals working with young people, youth workers, YOT workers, teachers, mentors and those that work within family services. A unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the social media platforms which young people use to groom, advocate violence and communicate. Specifically for professionals that work with young people at risk, involved or victims of gangs, gang culture, violence.

This 1 day training course will help practitioners put forward proactive interventions to engage & tackle this prevalent & challenging issue. Social media now plays a central role in the lives and the way of young people behave in the United Kingdom. Recent surveys indicate that around 96% of 13 to 18 year olds use social media platforms and nearly a quarter of teenagers aged 13-17 are ‘almost constantly’ checking their social media accounts.

As young people continue to expand and integrate their activity on social media into their daily lives, it is unsurprising that online-offline boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred. Whilst social media offers huge potential to enhance the quantity and quality of communication between people across the world, it is also raising some serious challenges.

One the challenges is the rise in youth and gang violence linked to the use of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat) to advocate a range of violent incidents. More importantly the use of social media now being used within criminal justice to demonstrate the motivations of violence amongst young people in communities.

Your facilitator for the day is Craig Pinkney:

He is an experienced youth worker and has a BA (Hons) in Youth & Community Development (JNC) and a Diploma and Master’s degree in Criminology. Craig Pinkney has over 13 years of experience as an outreach worker, transformational speaker, gang exit strategist, mediator, mentor and filmmaker.

Craig Pinkney is well known for working with some of the cities most challenging young people, potentially high-risk offenders, victims of gang violence and youth who are deemed as hard to reach. Through mentoring, discussion, advocacy, sport, media, film and faith based interventions.

Craig aims to give a platform to young people, which he believes will raise attainment and to promote positive social change. Craig is also the UK lead for the EUGANGS Project, which is a transnational collaborative project carried by professionals from five countries who research, develop professional practice for those working in Gang and Youth Crime environments across Europe.

Craig Pinkney also is a full time lecturer at UCB (University College of Birmingham), and specialising in youth violence, urban street gangs, extremism, trauma and Black mens desistance

Testimonials

“Outstanding course!! very engaging and charismatically delivered”

“Brilliant trainer, was kept engaged whole time and right levels of opportunity to participate. Trainer had very good knowledge on suject and how we can help young people”

“Excellent course; very detailed knowledge and explanations to ensure understanding”

“Excellent! Down to earth approach”

“Good pace and excellent resources!”

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Trainer: Craig Pinkney
Duration: One day
Date: Friday 24th February 2017
Time: 9.30 registration 4pm finish
Venue

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, 6 Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 2FQ

Fee: £125

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