Social media is not going to go away and is an important part of young people’s lives. Therefore, it is vital to encourage a balanced discussion of both the positive and negative impacts of social media use.
Explore the positive and negative impacts that social media can have on our lives.
Liam, a youth advocate for Jigsaw, talks about our experience of social media. This video can be shown in class for a balanced discussion.
Ask the class to consider if there were positives 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.