Join cultural and heritage organisations across the UK on 11 August 2017 for Teen Twitter Takeover.
Teen Twitter Takeover is a day where cultural and heritage organisations hand over their twitter feeds to teenagers. Last year on 12 August 2016, 73 museums and over 360 young people were involved in this successful event which empowers teenagers and gives them a voice. Our How can Teenagers Takeover our Twitter Feed? Factsheet and TweetSheet Template helped museums invite a group in and get them tweeting. Many organisations used Teen Twitter Takeover as a springboard into working with the same group on a wider project for Takeover Day (more information on Takeover Day can be found here).
This project helps museums to put young people’s voices at the heart of the museum, demonstrating trust.
‘The best thing about today and when we have ‘takenover’ before is knowing that we are being trusted by the museum. ‘Cos I know the museum staff are happy that I will do a good job it gives me confidence to do things which I am nervous or scared about. Then when I do the thing I realise I am quite good at it and the museum is right to trust me.’
– Quote from youth tweeter at Ancient House Museum
It’s great fun, is a brilliant profile-raising activity and helps organisations understand their young visitors better, enabling staff from different departments to work together.
To show your interest in running a Teen Twitter Takeover in August 2017 please email [email protected].