We’ve just received an email from the Family and Parenting Institute alerting us to a class they are running for families on social media! It’s a little short notice, as the class takes place on Wednesday 14th December, but worth a mention.
The FPI are putting this class together for families and they’re doing so for a reason. They wish to create a panel of parents with whom they can chat to and interact with on matters relating to all things family and the current pressures parents feel today. The FPI want to actively engage mums and dads to find out what changes they would like to see.
If you’d like to get involved, this email from Andrew Caruthers, who is the Research and Policy Officer at the FPI tells you a little more (look out for the official leaflet, reproduced below):
“We are looking to recruit a further 3 family members for this event, taking place this Wednesday, December 14th, as part of the Family Voice project.
The session, offering free social media training for parents and families, will be at Sound Delivery in East London (E1 1EE), from 9.30am-1.30pm. Full event and venue details are attached. The Family Voice project is exploring new ways of engaging families in the development of government policies that affect them. The idea of the event is to build up the confidence of parents to engage with FPI via social media (like Twitter, Youtube and Facebook) to tell us what pressures they are under as parents. FPI want to use this information to inform the work we do to influence policy and the media to take account of the views of families.
The session will give an overview of social media, highlight the different tools available, and then set you on a task for our charity highlighting the pressures of being a parent. The training session is free to attend with lunch provided, and there is a £30 shopping voucher available to people who, after the session, then provide some feedback to FPI. Ideally, we’re looking for parents who don’t currently do much with social media but have some interest in learning more and engaging with us on issues around families.
If you know of anyone who would be interested in attending and/or joining the project panel, please ask them to contact us at Family.Voice@familyandparenting.org so that we can confirm their place. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.”