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Social Media in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
Social media networks can be a key avenue for sharing messages and educating the public about the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect. Resources include State and local examples.
10 Ways to Engage With Prevent Child Abuse America Through Social Media
Prevent Child Abuse America (2009)
Describes a variety of social media outlets available and the ways in which they can be navigated.
Engaging Media to Build Your Network for Action (PDF - 4,577 KB)
In Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: A Network for Action
Child Welfare Information Gateway (2013)
Links to a chapter in the 2013 Resource Guide that discusses how to engage the media via traditional approaches versus a social media approach. The strengths of both approaches are discussed, along with tips on how to maximize the impact of messages using both vehicles.
State and local examples
The #Bthru8 Early Success Social Media Campaign: A How to Guide for Joining This Campaign & Sample Tweets/Posts (PDF - 928 KB)
Alliance for Early Success, Child Trends, & True North Group (2013)
Describes the #Bthru8 Early Success campaign, an effort to spread research-based messages via Facebook and Twitter in order to increase awareness and advance better State early childhood policies, practices, and smart investments. In addition to sample posts, the guide provides tips for getting started with Twitter, Facebook, and more social media how-to resources.
Social Networking to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
Michigan Children's Trust Fund
Explains how the Children's Trust Fund in Michigan is using Facebook to keep citizens informed of news and events.