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09th October 2015

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I was speaking to a colleague last week about online sources of information and was flabbergasted when he told me that he had never used it. Moreover, he was so averse to this form of information sharing, I felt like I had suggested something illicit and dangerous! Of course, in the hands of unscrupulous authors, web-based information can be manipulative and misleading, but for every dodgy blogger there are half a dozen useful links to explore.

With appropriate safeguards, social media can open up huge opportunity for people with learning disability , for whom isolation and loneliness are a well-known factor. Using the web to vent, explore, contact and self-promote can be really healthy. As I found myself defending my position, I realized that many other colleagues might not have discovered some of the priceless stuff that is out there in cyberspace, so here is a sample to get you interested:

Being web-savvy is absolutely key to opening up opportunities for the people we support. Used wisely and with care, the internet can open up so much life opportunity. Have a bit of a surf about, see what you can dig up, and then look at ways to enable service users to benefit from the World Wide Web.

*All information is correct at the time of publishing

Ginny Tyler

Learning Disabilities Specialist

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