Thanks to Isle of Wight Member of Youth Parliament Robert Selby for his latest report. Ed
22 February 2013
Arrived at the Council in Newport at 1:30pm.
Today was the social networking workshop, in which we focused on creating a Facebook and Twitter page to promote the Isle of Wight Youth Council.
Bronte Debenham, Chloe Dixon, Will Matthews, Freddie Smith and James Metcalfe attended, and we all were introduced how to create a formal Facebook page.
This included deciding who would administer and manage the account, and what would be appropriate information to post on the page.
This prompted Andy Newman to hand out social media guidelines to us all, which is perfectly understandable, but you can feel constrained sometimes in terms of what you can say.
Two very nice ladies brought us tea, which was amusing as we had asked Andy for it in the last Youth Council meeting. The Facebook Page was created.
Then we created our Twitter account.
Establishing the Youth Council in the community
I felt during this workshop that we were officially establishing the Youth Council in the community, a council that will protect young people so that they have a proper education and are employed.
I also felt for the first time that we were being progressive and dynamic as a team.
I was deeply encouraged that we will fulfil our duty, for it is the young; as well as the poor, disabled and old; that are the most vulnerable in our society.
We finished at 4:30pm.