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Positives and negatives of social media

Social media can help us keep in touch with friends and family. These resources will support your class to consider the impact of social media in their lives.

Learning intentions

  • Consider the positive and negative impacts social media has on young peoples’ lives
  • Discuss the different ways social media can be used.
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Junior Cycle

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20 mins plus discussion

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Who am I?

Lizzie's story

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Lizzie talks about her own social media usage and how she has discovered that taking breaks from social media can make her feel more productive and more present.
Watch this video in class and ask students to discuss Lizzie's story or write their own reflection on social media use.

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