Engaging Young People in a Virtual World

From navigating engagement with youth via Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok, and other social media platforms to hosting effective groups on Zoom or Hangouts - the Youth Catalyst Team, Youth Collaboratory, and our partners at  Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking have you covered!   

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Engaging People Virtually Tip sheet

This exciting new resource offers practical tips for service providers to more effectively utilize technology to engage with youth. Also included are important considerations for ensuring young people's physical, social, and emotional safety on virtual platforms. 

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Creating Safety Tool 

We have developed a new section on Online Safety to support agencies in engaging young people in conversations around their physical, social, and emotional safety in the virtual world. The Creating Safety tool offers activities and guiding questions to explore the signs when a person/situation is not safe or they need to remove themselves from a specific environment. This resources focuses on prioritizing the needs of young people and supporting healthy self-awareness as well as promoting an overall culture of safety. 

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Virtual Youth Engagement: Resource Links

We have compiled a list of links so you have easy access to a host of resources, webinars, and other guides from a variety of sources. Each of them is focused on safe, virtual engagement with young people.