4. Who will be there
There are likely to be around 10 family members at the event with a few FPI staff fromthe Research and Policy team. We are expecting people with a range of level ofexperience with social media tools to attend
from people who
aren’t currently using
anything, to those doing a little bit already.We particularly want people to attend who have an interest in learning more about socialmedia and have a commitment to engaging with FPI online after the training.
5. What will the training cover?
For the event FPI have brought in specialist social media trainers Sound Delivery. Theworkshop will help you unpack the jargon surrounding these media and give you plentyof opportunities to try out different social media applications and to learn about how theycan be applied, focussing on free or inexpensive applications that you can easily use.During the session, we will cover:
An introduction to the world of social media
An overview of a variety of social medial ‘tools’ (such as micro blogging, e.g. Twitter,
social networks, e.g. Facebook, and media-sharing sites such as YouTube andFlickr)
A discussion about the benefits and limitations of the different services
An in-depth look at Twitter and YouTube and Facebook
Training in setting up accounts and posting messages and videos.
Exploration about how we can use this around a Family Voice theme
6. What will the follow on social media based discussion cover?
By the end of the event we would want participants to be confident enough to go on tocommunicate their views on family pressures using some of the methods learned in themorning. This will include issues such as:
Which financial pressures have you or your family found particularly challenging?(For example, changes to welfare, rising food and energy prices, childcare costs)
What impact has this had on your family relationships, for adults, for children andfor the wider family?
How can families best keep track of the available services and provision forchildren and adults?
What is your view on what government should do to support families in thesedifficult times?
How family friendly is your local area
what do businesses do well/badly?
How family friendly is advertising?
What do you see in the news, TV programming or other media content thatconcerns you?
7. What might I get from taking part?
re looking to train up participants on the Family Voice project that have some interestin influencing government policy on different aspects of families. We do hope that by
attending this session you continue to be able to support FPI’s work to influence policy
and campaign for a more family friendly society.More specifically, the social media training should be of use to you in general life interms if getting the most from technology, connecting with friends, family, and exploring