In late February begins one of the more interesting assignments I've had in my career as an independent.
The need to understand our children and young people I mention often as a task, where all adults in contact with them should attend. Fortunately I am not alone in this assumption, which my works with many different actors of preferably education but also TDC has shown.
In late August I was then contacted by an agency in the community, I would not have had much contact with: Folkekirken.
The desire to keep up with the younger generations had become clear to Folkekirkens Education and Knowledge, as through confirmation every year large quantities of children hands.
They saw the need to dress the pastors better on, and turned to me.
the result is, I Over 2019 go out to 11 of the country's founder to give presentations on our digital cubs. Backed by a workshop with Finn Andsbjerg Larsen, director of the Center Confirmation, I will do my part to get the national church into the digital age.
There is no one who can say that my work is monotonous 😊
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This confuses many, especially adults, and the reaction is often that they degrade or minimize it, as a result. I can not count, how many times I've heard adults express variants of words "There's no content" for children and young people YouTube Bookmarks. We distance ourselves with these words from something, which is a fundamental part of, being a child and young person today. Saying, that it is a bad idea, are shown net understatement. Think about it again. Our children and young people have access to a parallel world, they do not feel they can talk to them, to guide them through life on. A parallel world 70 % of 7-12 year olds use every day.
One of the biggest Danish YouTube and snapchat influencers Rasmus Kolbe, more commonly known as Salmon rider, tells of meeting with his fans who joyfully gets taken selfies with him, while parents loudly says that they do not know him. It is remarkable, the parents do not spend 10 minutes to get acquainted with the child completely, but when the world hero comes from seems so strange and confusing, lets many be. They give up in advance.
So you should not see ALL YouTube videos
As Rasmus indeed write, so requires knowledge of the children's world is not that one ’binge watcher’ all sections of all YouTubers. Nobody makes, even our children, it does not make sense to see things from start to finish. YouTube videos from the known is not like a series on Netflix, where to watch from beginning to end, To understand what happens. The situation videos, taken out of the everyday as the heroes have or the topic, they have selected. They may be repetitions of previous videos, which received great feedback and are popular challenges, called challenges, as well as 'this is important for me right now' videos.
YouTuberne is friends
In practice, we let our children and young people play with anyone, we have no idea who is. Something, as very few parents would let their children if there had been physical friends. For YouTuberne their friends. They are the ones that give them new information, tell them about what is popular at the moment and decides life's problems and joys. Some of YouTuberne take this very seriously and live content, which is thought to glance at their status as role models. Others are basically indifferent or rather - they think that you yourself are responsible for, if you see what they do. What they basically are right, but it is something you can ask an adult. Not for children. We can not choose our children's friends but we can consider them, and it is time that all adults with children contact makes it. Not with 'at that time I was a child' eyes but with 'it's a nice man with some values I do not have a problem with'. If it works silly, meaningless or else is not a good criterion to judge YouTubers on. It is not you, that is in focus. It is the child and the young.
Who do you want your child socialize?
Consider YouTubers who you want your child's friends, knowing that you ultimately can not decide. There will be those, that you think is a bad influence, but if they are not harmful, they help to develop the child. The younger they are, the more you have to say about it. Remember, that often ban leads to especially young people just doing things behind the backs of their parents. The media hardly disappear temporarily, and actually is this advice applies to all social media by children and young stars and heroes. Social media has made it possible to be his idols very near. Or at least give the impression of being near. Conversely, singers and actors, it is relatively easy to meet the Danish YouTubers, making them even more attractive to follow and look up to.
So start a dialogue with your kids. Use 5-10 minutes watching some of it they will recommend you, and do not speak disparagingly about this photo. When you open up Children and young people the world with an open mind, they close you in and begin to share it, matters to them, with you. The older generations tend not, that understand the Younger culture, so there is nothing new in the dissociation is going. The difference now is just, that a large proportion of children and young people the world going online, wherein the amount of information available, people and opportunities are enormous, and foreign to many adults.
Know 'traffic rules’
Salmon rider compares it, to be present with your child online as teaching them trafikreglerne, and the analogy I myself have used for many years. We would never send our kids out on their bikes without prior, to have taught them to ride wearing all sorts of safety, and then only later set them loose. On the Internet highway, many learn the rules and framework continuously, and most of the others that are just as bewildered as themselves. A bit of interest from parents and other adults is all it takes, to give a good start in life, where the analog and digital life melts more and more.
Read more on YouTube
In recent years have begun to be researched YouTube phenomenon on Danish soil. The Danish researcher Stine Liv Johansen hAS,. made it his task to look at children, young people and their relationship with the media, and may eventually be found in a lot of articles about the area. I.e. she follows the youngest YouTube star on Danish soil, Well Münster, which is part of a whole family YouTube.
Here are some articles, which can give a better insight into the world, as many adults love to hate.
Even before Emma Holten was one of Denmark's first visible victims, Internet has been full of this kind of illegal sharing, and the police have been largely powerless. It is extremely organized, but pop groups, closes almost immediately and only just open long enough, that can be shared pictures.
In October, I attended a meeting at Children's conditions, which talked among others. fell on this huge problem. Here I got a brief glimpse into one of these groups, and it was not a pleasant one of its kind.
Not, as such, surprised me, as I have studied the phenomenon and its impact on young people for many years. I just never had access to one of the groups before. It is not something you'll easily, and outside above it is not safe to try unraveling of the kind. Those 99 % of users are 'just’ ordinary people, but the last 1 % is among the worst of the worst.
Many of the young is not it,I would call deliberate lawbreakers. They follow a stream, who are their contemporaries, and the use of the option because it is. Much of this behavior is due, that we have failed them in their digital upbringing, and abandoned them so they had to figure things out for yourself.
I've talked about it many times – it is the god of flies. Blind leading the blind. Children and teenagers, who have not had any in the back, to help them to stop in time. For we adults did not know better. Did not know how.
The kind is no longer workable, and now we need to put into. Police are underway, and hopefully this is not the last case.
After having tried, I started as a part-time self in 2012 it is one of the issues, I usually receive and, I barely know what the answer is on.
Not because I do not know what I'm doing. I'm just not a 'put in a single box’ kind, and tend to include everything I feel is relevant.
Since my entry as a full-time independent in the middle 2016 it has not been easier, but I try as.
Usually the first part of my answer;
“The short version is, I'm specialist and expert in child and IT with a 360 graders look.”
After the sentence is usually a need for dredging, and then clap trap. In order to make stop motion, people will know what I am, or what I do?
If I start off with who am I, people are often a little confused;
self-taught computer geek, which has been stuck at one side 1990,
a little too creative 'multi-artist',
Rudolf Steiner trained educator (it strikes like people a little out, as computernerd and Steiner works very distant from each other for many. Just not for me),
School- and SFO educator,
educator, lecturer and consultant and developer,
expert in girls and tech (which is why, I founded DigiPippi),
plus one can not help but to talk and write about it all. Like with many creative combinations of words and burning passion.
It is not easy to put on one's business card.
For that reason ends answer often to be;
I work with everything related to our digital and technological community to do, based on our children – future adults.
This also makes, to my target audience not straightforwardly a narrow field, but the common denominator is always people, which will make the world a better place for our children. My clients and partners Therefore politicians, ministries, companies, municipalities, uddannelsesinstistutioner, Teachers, the children themselves and their parents.
Julie is as such an ordinary girl 16 years of age. Of the, where she differs from most other teenage girls, that her life has been harder than any child in Denmark should experience. Since she was 9 years of age, she has been in residence places outside the family. We first met in June.
A place, where girls between 13 and 22 years old, when it is no longer possible to stay solid at home. Common to them is, that they have experienced failure time and time again, and therefore end up in the category 'neglected children and young people'. I went there, to give a presentation for the girls.
target: Giving them the opportunity, getting just a bit of power over their often powerless life.
This article is made with the consent of Julie – one of the bravest girls I have long met.