Ethical Considerations for Social Media Use with Youth

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"Youth voice was so meaningful!"

"I really enjoyed hearing people's personal experiences, and I thought the polls were a nice touch."

"I LOVED having youth involved and getting their perspective on something that affects them!"

Your Training Description

When using technology and social media in your role, there are potential risks and boundaries you need to navigate. Ethical considerations and understanding your responsibility to safeguard youth are critical to creating safe spaces. To make ethically informed decisions, learn what is needed to protect confidentiality, convey positive messaging, and help youth safely navigate technology. Ascertain best practices for respecting boundaries and strategies to maximize your connections with youth and sharpen your good judgment in relation to social media and mobile tech.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Consider responsible and ethical practices for maximizing your connections with youth through technology
  • Explore ways to create safer digital spaces with youth leading the charge
  • Learn meaningful ways to celebrate success and overcome challenges
  • Share ideas and resources for quality improvements to enrich youth work through social media

Your Trainer

Image of Tamara Stark

Tamara L. Stark (pronouns: she/her/hers) serves as Senior Director of Housing and Youth Development at Tubman, leading efforts to build comprehensive approaches to enhance the well-being of people in housing, shelters, community-based programs, and schools. Tamara believes that meaningful collaborations with and leadership by people directly impacted by challenges are key to thriving communities. She has launched a range of innovative prevention, intervention, outreach, and leadership programs and partnerships. Tamara collaborates on local and national initiatives to drive positive community transformations and reduce disparities for people impacted by violence and homelessness. Tamara has over 20 years of leadership experience in the social services sector, including work as a youth program quality consultant, therapist, educator and strategic planner. Tamara credits being a peer counselor in high school and childhood theatre experiences as key influences in her endeavors. Tamara has been awarded by public health leaders for her contributions to violence prevention. She maintains that all the best ideas have come from the people she has had the honor of serving. Tamara received her BA from Saint Olaf College and her MA from Argosy University.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: ETHICS.

Reinforce your responsibility to adhere to guidelines for professional behavior, role model self-management, and set and maintain healthy boundaries.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.