Social Media, Sex and Relationships, and Bullying

Social media has a pervasive role in children and young people’s lives. This course explores its potential effects and safe, positive ways to engage with it.

If you work with children and young people today you’ll know that social media permeates nearly every aspect of their lives, including their mental health.

As with any technology, social media can be put to good use or ill – including as a tool for bullying and harassment – and may become severely addictive.

Social media and its impact on mental health is a common theme in almost all discussions surrounding the well-being of children and young people. This training day will explore the links between young people’s use of social media platforms and potential for the negative impact on their lives.

By the end of the day, participants will:
  • Understand the range of platforms available that are popular with young people
  • Have explored where and how young people commonly experience negative connections via the internet
  • Understand the links between on-line activity and bullying, body image and self-harm
  • Have developed strategies for the promotion of safe and positive engagement with social media

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