The internet and social media have revolutionised the way we learn, the way we live and work, the way we communicate and socialise with each other and, increasingly, the way we get help. As well as transformational benefits there are also risks. Research is only in its early stages; we are still very much learning about the full impact of IT and both its positive and negative effects. This webpage covers when children start using social media, and what schools can do.
This is a wonderful webpage from Mentally Healthy Schools on social media. It could potentially help professionals understand why young people’s mental health might be affected by social media.
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Some of the topics discussed in the linked resources are challenging, and potentially upsetting. If you are a young person experiencing mental health difficulties or other issues highlighted by the resources, please seek the support of a trusted adult. If you need immediate help, please visit this page for information on what to do.