Methodology for Young people workshops
Two half-day workshops were delivered. Large and small group discussions, writing on boards, and on the graffiti banner with markers, all offered different opportunities to engage. These were broken into 15–20 minute segments to allow the young people a variety of media to express themselves.
Workshops were delivered by Adrienne Katz, director of Youthworks, and facilitated by John Khan to hear direct input from young people. The Youthworks team included graffiti art by Tom Goulden and Ed Shearan, with filming by Caroline Jones and data collection by Marcus Bell.
Parents and Carers Focus Groups
Internet Matters ran simultaneous workshops with parents, carers, and teachers. The format of these focus groups was much more traditional, with adults debating and discussing several themes and ideas. As stand-alone pieces of research, the insights from the children and young people and those of the adults who care for them are both very interesting. Synoptically they are fascinating as they tell separate, perhaps parallel stories.