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    Synopsis

    Students from years 10/11 speak candidly about their experience of growing up in a world where social media is everywhere.

    Social media – what impact does it really have on student mental health?

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    Three students from year 10/11 share their thoughts and insights into what it is like growing up in a world full of social media, the positives and negatives, and the issues that really lie at the heart of their anxieties. They also offer suggestions for how schools and teachers can do things that, for them, would make a huge difference.

    From fear of missing out, to the impact that influencers have on teenage behaviour, and understanding some of the wider issues affecting students today, this interview is a window into the hearts and minds of our youngsters, with some surprising wisdom and ideas for navigating the world of social media.

    Our accompanying resource refers to some of the specific points made by the students and what schools can do to help. For example, how should students manage their social media activity, and what are the positives of using social media? Please feel free to access this worksheet and use it for training and increasing awareness in your setting.