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YouthNet has completed the first stage of a research project funded by the Nominet Trust that looks at how young people use mobile devices to meet their support needs. The research, involving more than 1,000 young people, consisted of online … Continue reading
YouthNet and five other organisations in Denmark, Italy, Slovenia and the UK* have just launched a Good Practice Guide by practitioners for practitioners providing a ground-breaking framework on how to support young people who self-harm through online and online … Continue reading
This year’s Do-it Volunteer Satisfaction Survey highlights the capacity problems the sector is facing trying to meet the demands from people wanting to volunteer. Our survey of over 2,000 volunteers who registered on Do-it in 2011 suggests that one in … Continue reading
Last month we ran four online focus groups with young people, as part of our ongoing research looking into young people’s online help-seeking behaviour. Planning and running these online focus groups has been a really interesting process for us and … Continue reading
As part of our research focusing on young people’s online help-seeking behaviour and funded by the Nominet Trust, YouthNet has just completed four online focus groups involving 28 participants. The objectives of the focus groups were to ask participants about … Continue reading
YouthNet is undertaking an innovative piece of research focusing on how young people’s online help-seeking behaviour varies according to which devices are being used, which officially kicked off last week, when we ran the first of four online focus groups … Continue reading
Young people today are often referred as Digital Natives; the first generation growing up with new digital technologies (Prensky M., 2001). The internet has revolutionised social and cognitive behaviours, including the way young people seek information. Any service supporting young … Continue reading
At the end of January YouthNet had a meeting with our European partners on a project funded by the European Commission and aimed to provide support to young people who self-harm. * There were a lot of interesting conversations about … Continue reading
To mark YouthNet’s 16th birthday, we conducted a survey called ‘Fear and Hoping in the UK’ to explore young people’s fears and hopes for their future, as well their attitudes to work , education, housing and family affairs and global … Continue reading
This research has been undertaken as part of the “European Digital Youth Information Project” (EDYIP), a networking project on the theme of online information and advice for young people. The aim of the research is to provide insights into the … Continue reading