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Social Media and Internet Training Day with Jim Gamble at Church House Dublin

Social Media Training Day group with Jim Gamble
Social Media Training Day group with Jim Gamble

A number of Diocesan youth workers and communications officers from across the Church of Ireland came together at Church of Ireland House, Dublin on Monday 31st March 2014 to focus on the opportunities and challenges of communicating through the internet and social media particularly with young people today. Jim Gamble, Chief Executive of INEQE and expert in child protection and contemporary communications, was the guest speaker and spoke about the need to embrace social media ‘while ensuring that credibility and reputation are assured through appropriate usage – knowing who you are, what you’re doing and why you’re doing it’.

The Revd David Rock, Team Leader for the Irish Methodist Youth & Children’s Department, also spoke about developing effective guidelines at the training day and acted as facilitator for group discussion which focused on issues relating to the development of further guidelines for the Church’s work in these areas – these will now be progressed. The event was organised by the Church of Ireland’s Child Protection Officers, Renee English and Margaret Yarr, the Education Secretaries, Ken Fennelly and the Revd Ian Ellis, and the Church of Ireland Press Officer, Paul Harron.

Photo, top: L–R: Amy Mc Crea, Jonny Phenix, George Walker, Annette McGrath, Jim Gamble, Renee English, Bishop John McDowell, Margaret Yarr, Rev Ian Ellis
(Paul Harron/Church of Ireland Press Office)

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