Ipad prizes await
Youth asked to complete survey
Youth in Central Otago are being urged to take part in a survey to help others understand what life is like for young people, both online and real life, in the region. In a bid to gather vital information about the youth of the region the online survey is being conducted as part of the Sticks ‘n’ Stones cyber bullying project, in conjunction with the Alexandra and Districts Youth Trust. It was hoped there would be about 400 responses from youths aged 11 to 18 years, and two iPad minis were up for grabs for those who took part before the cut-off time on Friday. Trust team leader and youth worker Sharon Waples, who started her position in Alexandra in April, said the survey was a great chance for youth to talk about what they like and don’t like about their communities. Sticks ‘n’ Stones project facilitator Karla Sanders said ‘‘ we want to really get a high reach so that we can get some data that is really going to help’’. The questionnaire will gather a range of data including online habits, how much time youth spent on the internet and experiences with cyber bullying and social networking. The survey was anonymous and feedback would be given to the Central Otago District Council as well as schools, youth groups and other organisations to improve services in the area.
Win an iPad: Alexandra and Districts Youth Trust team leader and youth worker Sharon Waples holds an iPad similar to two that could be won by youths in Central Otago who take part in an online survey.