Posts tagged Social Media Use
"#NewFilters to manage the impact of social media on young people's mental health and wellbeing" Report

A new report by the The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on social media and young people's mental health and wellbeing has published a report highlighting key findings from their research.

Findings include:

  • social media can have a range of positive effects, but children who spend time on social networking sites are more likely to have symptoms of mental ill health than those who do not

  • social media is seen by many young people as having a negative impact on their self esteem.

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Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education Statutory Guidance February 2019

The Department for Education has published their amended Relationships Education for Primary Schools, Relationships and Sex Education for Secondary Schools and Health Education statutory guidance following consultation with key stakeholder groups. Core areas covered in the guidance include mental health and emotional wellbeing, puberty, online safety, basic First Aid and healthy and unhealthy relationships.

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"Our Internet, Our Choice": UK Safer Internet Centre Report on Understanding Consent in a Digital World

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a report highlighting young people's experiences of asking for, giving and receiving consent online. Findings from the survey of 2,004 children and young people aged 8- to 17-years-old in the UK shows that they may not know they need to seek permission, or may not understand the impact that sharing without consent can have.

Figures show that: 84 per cent of children and young people believe everyone on the internet has a responsibility to be respectful to others; 48 per cent said that people their age don’t always think before they post something online; 52 per cent said someone they know shared a photo or video online of them without asking first; and 15 per cent worry about losing control of a photo or video they have shared online.

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The Prince's Trust Ebay Youth Index 2019

The annual Youth Index from The Prince’s Trust examining the views and outlooks of young people aged 16 to 25 in the UK. An online survey of 2,162 young people found that: 57 per cent of 16- to 25-year-olds said that social media creates an overwhelming pressure to succeed; 48 per cent said that they feel more anxious about their future when seeing the lives of their friends online; and half of young people report being more anxious than they were a year ago.

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United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers' Commentary on 'Screen-based activities and children and young people's mental health and psychosocial wellbeing: a systematic map of reviews

A commentary of research carried out by University College London which explores the range of screen-based activities that children and young people perform and the effect that has on their mental health and emotional wellbeing. 82 reviews conducted between 2007 and 2018 are explored, covering activities such as social media use, internet use, sexting and smartphone use.

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