The third partner meeting of Healthy Social Media project was hoted by INDEO Fundación Laboral del Metal in Santander. The objectives of this meeting were to discuss the progress in Open Education Resources (OER), Health Social Media App and finalization of pilot test.
Healthy Social Media has been carefully structured to empower young people to critically assess social media and interact more responsibly online, in a way that safeguards their own wellbeing as well as actively contributing to that of others and society in general. It will do so by increasing the capacity of youth workers and educators to deliver such education in an engaging and practical manner as part of the local and regional community and youth services systems.
Two pilots testing has took place in partners countries:
- Pilot test participants were selected with the help of Student club of upper Savinja Valley and tutors, mentors, youth workers in Savinja Valley, all participants tested all modules in 4 days. Young people agreed they should learn more about Social Media in primary schools. Additionally, they believed that Health Social Media App would be useful where they can share their thoughts and opinions.
- Pilot test in Ireland was provided to help the team the team of facilitators to learn about the seven core aims of the projects and again a deeper understanding of social media outcomes and mental health issues. Instructions were also given on delivering this to young people, engages strategies, and how to monitor programme impact and progress. After 8 training sessions NLDCHP built up a strong team of experienced people with social media knowledge and expertise.
Open Education Resources (OER) will enhance both the training needs analysis and the app. The resources will focus on the key training areas identified in the analysis. Educational Materials will be created for Educators and Youth Workers, helping them to enable young people to use social media more safely.
Health Social Media App will be dynamic and engaging. It will be designed specifically for young people and promote healthy social media usage and the development of critical thinking skills. Its content will be closely based on the TNA and of Open Education Resources development by CCL partner. However, Momentum partner, will incorporate best practice in Healthy social Media mobile App development so it will include:
- Appealing Design and Look
- Quality of Content
- Testing the user Understanding
The final approved version of Health Social Media App will be uploaded to iTunes, Play Store and Project website in three different languages from there it will be strongly promoted as per the dissemination strategy