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BUGBGuide UsingSocialMedia


BUGB Guide to using social media to engage and communicate with young people within the church

Social media has become a key aspect of communicating, not just with young people but to the church community as a whole. There are some specific points that we suggest you consider when you are thinking about how you engage with young people in your church.

Coronavirus update – 20 March 2020, 5.00pm

We are aware that some churches have agreed that their youth leaders can gather virtually with their youth groups; please make sure these gatherings operate within your church’s safeguarding policy and procedures.

We would recommend 2 adult leaders present in the virtual group from the start of the call (first to join, last to leave) and consent obtained from parents beforehand. It’s important that we keep in touch with the children and young people that we’re serving and phone calls, WhatsApp groups, messaging can all be done in ways that are transparent and safe.

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