Think before you post

I found these two videos via Tim and think they are REALLY well done as thought provokers about what you put online. I reckon these would make an effective entree into a discussion with young people about the internet and privacy. (If you want to know how to be able to show the videos off-line then you need to turn back a few pages).

Sieze the day

For some time now Youthwork the mag’ have been running a photo each month that’s designed to be used as some sort of impetus for contemplation within a group work setting. I decided that this was quite good fun and I could buy into this. So here is a contemplative piece I’m calling Mortality! I rather like this moment which is a kind of Avian “Dead Poet’s Society” snapshot where the Chickens’ unconscious words echo across time and space, “Carpe Diem Mr Pigeon, seize the day
I’m filing this under, ‘not to be taken seriously’ and ‘Ian you’ve had way too much coffee today’ 🙂

Breaking news as it breaks

I thought a round up of the breaking news as it breaks would be in order, so here’s what’s currently congealing in the Inbox:
Next Vertigo is on October 13th
Ben Okafor has turned a radio piece about his experiences of being a child Soldier into a play called Child of Biafra, more details on the website if you would like to see this production or host a staging of it.
If you live in Buckinghamshire then the 23rd October sees a day of free activities for 11-19 year olds at the Green Park Centre, details: Download file
Rural Youthworkers are being asked to have a look at the attached form and see where they can from time to time report young people’s voices on relevant issues. Download file
Interesting article on Sex Offenders and Social Networking sites which may provide some useful perspective.
And Finally,
At the weekend I shall be down in Devon (Yay) and I’ve managed to borrow a Kayak (double yay) but will be Kayaking along the section of the coast where a Great White has been spotted (Gulp). I know which track will NOT BE ON the Mp3 player 🙂