- Critically consider social media use
- Become aware of how and why young people spend their time online
- Discuss in a balanced way young peoples experience of social media.
20 mins with discussion
Who am I?
Liam, a youth advocate for Jigsaw, talks about his experience of social media.
Watch this video in class and ask students to discuss Liam's experience or answer a question from the group discussion prompts below.
Ask the class to consider if there were positives of social media mentioned in the video that they hadn’t thought of before.
Invite them to reflect on which of these, if any, might be true for them.
Our experience of social media
Each student can fill out this worksheet to reflect on their own social media usage.
Further reading for your students
Time spent online
Time spent online and on social media is often regarded as negative, but is this true?
Cyberbullying is an umbrella term for lots of negative behaviour online, such as bullying, trolling and online harassment.
Gaming and mental health
Online gaming is a popular activity that can be a healthy and enjoyable pastime. For a small number, it can have a negative impact on mental health.