B4UDecide IDEABLOG Evaluation
The B4udecide.ie education initiative was developed by the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme (HSE CPP) and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) to encourage teenagers to make healthy, responsible decisions about relationships and sexual health. The initiative, which includes a website and a set of 16 lesson plans, were disseminated to youth work settings nationwide and were accompanied by training by the NYCI.
An evaluation has been commissioned to establish how the initiative is working for young people and for youth workers and a research team from Millward Brown Lansdowne, an independent market research company, is carrying out the evaluation.
The research team will be asking the young people in your youth work group and youth workers for their views on the education initiative, using an on-line data gathering mechanism called IDEABLOG.
The evaluation will take place over a ten week period, beginning in September 2012.
What is IdeaBlog?
IDEABLOG is a secure website that provides an interactive forum to collect information via questions, mini polls and discussions. For the purpose of this evalution, it is a safe online environment where young people and youth workers can discuss their views of the B4UDecide.ie education initiative in an anonymous environment
It is completely secure – each user will be given a username and password to log on and discuss the programme. Young people and youth workers alike will communicate on IdeaBlog using an alias and will not be recognisable to toher people.