cybercafe

Topics: Youth, Health, Internet Pages: 209 (43032 words) Published: September 21, 2013
Cyber Cafés

A How-to Manual
Including Designing a Web Site
and Implementing an
Online Peer Education Program
Written by Alex Franka With Jessie Gilliam
Edited by Sue Alford, MLS, Ammie Feijoo, MLS

ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

2005

James Wagoner, President
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
P: 202.419.3420
www.advocatesforyouth.org

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for Youth provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and developing countries.

The primary author of this manual is Alex Franka, Program Associate for Internet Interventions, and project coordinator for the Cyber Café Initiative. Jessie Gilliam, Project Manager for Internet Interventions, wrote two chapters. The author would also like to thank Nicole Cheetham for her support and significant assistance in writing and editing. Kent Klindera helped organize the pre-test in the field.

This publication was made possible by cooperative agreement (U62/CCU320184-03) with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of Advocates for Youth and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ISBN: 0-91-3843-35-0

Acknowledgments
Advocates for Youth and the authors are deeply grateful for the assistance and encouragement of Comunidad Gay San Pedrana in San Pedro Sula, Honduras; OASIS in Guatemala City, Guatemala; Entre Amigos in San Salvador, El Salvador; the Township Aids Project in Johannesburg, South Africa; Youth Health Organization, Gaborone, Botswana; Youth Action Rangers of Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria; and Chad Martin of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acronyms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Develop a work plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Raise funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Goals and Benefits
of The Cyber Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

3 Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

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This manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Goals of the cyber café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Content of the manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 The Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Young people’s use of the Internet for

sexual health information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Benefits of investing in a cyber café initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 How can a cyber café initiative benefit youth? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Give unhindered access to sexual health information . .11

Create a safe place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Involve youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Provide training in computer skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Provide access to other services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Change adults’ perceptions and improve

abilities to work together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12...
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