Munch, Poke, Ping (MPP) * is a project which explores how social media and mobile phone technology affects young people’s peer relationships, behaviour and identity and how they cope when there is conflict online. The project is run by e-safety and child advocate Stephen Carrick-Davies.
The project works directly with young people who are, or who feel, excluded and uses film-making to help ‘unlock’ and explore young people’s experience of growing up online.
All the films on this website have been devised and acted by young people who have been excluded from main-stream school and are taught in Pupil Referral Units. What is unique about this project is that through the intensive workshops and film-making we have been able to caputre the authentic voices of young people, and then contrast these views with those from the dedicated staff who we filmed sharing about how they deal with these issues in their professional practice.
The four themes which arose from the initial MPP research were around Identity, Relationships, Conflict and Coping.
The work was presented at the Munch Poke Ping conference 19/11/2012