Hard Mode is a support and resource service for organisations in digital youth work. Digital youth work means proactively using or addressing digital media and technology in our youth work practice.

Digital youth work is not a method. It's how to use digital media and technology within different youth work methods. It should always be used in the process of supporting the goals of youth work and can occur in both online environments as well as face to face.

Digital Youth Work in practice

  • Online youth counselling
  • Supporting digital literacy
  • Enabling participation with digital tools
  • Supporting cultural youth work online
  • Supporting the development of technological skills
  • Using digital games in youth work
  • Challenges/competitions

Many practitioners lack the digital skills or attitudes to fully benefit from the opportunities created by digital technologies for delivering quality youth work. Many youth workers see digital media only as social media. Their understanding of the possibilities of digital media and technology should be widened.

Hard Mode provides ICT training to support and enhance the use of social and digital media in your work.

Digital Media

  • Animation
  • Filmmaking
  • Music Production
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography

Steam and Maker

  • Makey Makey
  • Sewn Circuits
  • Scribble Bots
  • Modular Electronics
  • Programming
  • Robotics

Social and Online

  • Campaigning
  • Social Networking
  • Youth Information
  • Web Safety and Privacy
  • Online Gaming
  • Research

3d and Virtual Reality

  • 3d Graphics
  • 3d Printing
  • 3d game design
  • 3d holograms
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality