Digital engagement

Top tips for engaging with children and young people online

Children have the right to be heard and for their views to be taken seriously when decisions are being taken that impact their lives.

COVID-19 restrictions meant practitioners had to move much of their participation and engagement work online. The resources below were developed by the Child Friendly Cities and Communities team during the pandemic to support them do so meaningfully and safely.

Lockdown may have lifted, but digital engagement is here to stay – and can have its advantages, with fewer physical barriers meaning even more children can have their voices heard.

The resources, top tips and templates found on this page can support practitioners as they continue to deliver safe, meaningful and rights-based digital sessions with children and young people.


Risk assessment – core principles

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Top tips for planning and running a session

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Tips for individual practitioners

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