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The Queens Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award

Rochelle Sampy, one of TheSite.org Leaders, explains her role to collect a special award for volunteering on behalf of YouthNet. As a TheSite.org Leader, I put the ‘Y’ in ‘youth–led’. As a young person, I give a sense of legitimacy … Continue reading

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What you told us you wanted from TheSite.org

Over the past month or so, we’ve been asking you what you wanted changing on TheSite.org.  Over 150 people responded to our call for feedback by answering user surveys, participating in workshops and through online chats. After analysing your feedback … Continue reading

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Consulting young people on the redevelopment of TheSite.org

As part of redeveloping TheSite.org, we’re doing some work to find out what our users want from our services. The first step was to recruit two focus groups of young people, one group that knows the site inside out (TheSite … Continue reading

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A week in the life of a YouthNet volunteer

YouthNet have been very lucky that some of our fantastic volunteers have given up a week of their summer holidays to come and volunteer with us recently.  Anjeli is one of our TheSite Leader volunteers and she spent last week … Continue reading

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Help us to design a new TheSite.org

What do you think of TheSite.org? Does it need a complete overhaul or just a lick of paint? Perhaps you’d like to see some of your favourite features, interactive element or tools made easier to find or improved. Do you … Continue reading

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TheSite.org update: rape and sexual assault

We’ve updated our rape and sexual assault information on TheSite.org. It’s been a thought-provoking journey, so I’d like to explain the new articles and some of the challenges we’ve experienced. Avoiding victim blaming All this work started because we wanted … Continue reading

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Porn versus reality – TheSite.org sex update goes live

We’re celebrating the launch of our Porn Versus Reality film in the office today – if your work computer lets you, do take a look and let us know what you think. It’s the final instalment of our mission to update all our … Continue reading

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Mexxy Stuff. TheSite.org provides the facts on legal highs

As ‘Mexxy’ (Methoxetamine) becomes the first legal high to be temporarily banned under new Government powers today, TheSite.org is offering young people aged 16 to 25 the facts about legal highs. The website, run by online charity YouthNet, provides straight … Continue reading

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YouthNet highlights of 2011

So the baubles and tinsel are up and there is chocolate aplenty, yet each day the office becomes quieter as YouthNet staff head off for their well-deserved Christmas break.  So, as we round up another busy year, I thought I … Continue reading

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askTheSite goes Live! … (eventually)

“It’s Thursday, 7pm, and we’re here with the very first askTheSite Live…” As Helen delivered her lines a hushed silence descended. Headphones were on, equalizer lights flickered green and the team were poised and ready at their keyboards. “Nah, I … Continue reading

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