In 2023, we carried out a survey of digital youth work to help us understand more about what’s happening, how youth work is building capacity for cyber resilience in Scotland, and how to support growth. We’re delighted to be able to share some of our key findings.
Digital youth work includes both in-person an and online. It takes place in groups and one-to-one delivery. The most common delivery method is in-person group sessions.
Overall, we discovered that:
The results represent 71 survey responses from youth workers, representing work with approximately 11,500 young people.
As well as the survey responses we carried out in depth interviews with five different organisations. Download and read the case studies below.
The research is helping us to track the development of digital youth work in Scotland and the ways in which it contributes to young people’s safety and security online. It provides a baseline for future research.
This work was funded by Scottish Government, commissioned by YouthLink Scotland and carried out by BrawData.
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Explore the the detailed data and results from the digital youth work survey.