Social media related to violence by young people, say experts

Youth workers should be given training sessions on the link between social media and violence, experts have told the Guardian, amid warnings that gangs are increasingly using social media sites to taunt each other. Criminology lecturer and youth worker Craig Pinkney, who runs one-day courses in the UK and internationally for people who work with young people, including youth workers, social workers and teachers, says the government needs to modernise its approach. “The government should consider funding programmes that educate youth workers in social media because lots of people are…

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