This briefing is for community groups, voluntary and community sector organisations and others interested in using social media to campaign for better places for children to play or to promote a local play project. It introduces the main types of social media used by community play projects and provides case studies of how they can be used.
Social media can help you make people aware of the importance of play, gather support for a particular local campaign to improve a play area or simply provide a means of keeping local people up-to-date about what is happening with a play project. This could include supporting a one-off event such on Playday or keeping people informed about what is happening at a local adventure playground.
This briefing was produced as part of Play England’s Engaging Communities in Play programme.