The frisson between educators and 'vulnerable' youth can be productive. Tony Parkin reports from 'Munch Poke, Ping'
A lively group of teenage students are on the train with their teacher. Someone sitting opposite asks "Which school are you from?" "The Bridge Academy," they proudly reply. "Oh, and what is your specialism?" is the educationally-informed stranger’s follow-up question. They giggle, and look at one another... "Bad behaviour," one of them replies.
The Munch, Poke, Ping Conference explored the implications of the mobile internet for helping young, vulnerable people, such as the Bridge Academy students and others in pupil referral units (PRUs), to develop their online resilience.