Social media is at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. It is intimately entwined with mental health issues and can be both a blessing and a curse.
- Do you fully understand the links between social media and mental health?
- What problems does social media present for your learners?
- What benefits could it bring them?
- What can you do to educate children and young people about the use of social media while also developing their digital resilience?
Whether you are a primary or secondary teacher, this book helps you tackle these questions, with a range of practical strategies and solutions that are workable in school and classroom settings.
About the Author
Jonathan Glazzard is Professor of Teacher Education at Leeds Beckett University. He is the professor attached to the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. He teaches across a range of QTS and non-QTS programmes and is an experienced teacher educator. He was previously head of academic development at Leeds Trinity University and head of primary initial teacher training courses at the University of Huddersfield. He is a qualified teacher and taught in primary schools before moving into higher education.
Colin Mitchell has been working with learning technologies in Higher Education for more than 10 years. He is passionate about empowering students and academics to harness technology to enhance teaching and learning. He is also a firm believer that technology is not always the answer and sometimes the best approach can be a simple one. His main area of interest is around effective approaches to prepare trainee professionals for a career in the age of social media.
Table of Contents
Meet the Series Editor and Authors vii
01 Young people and technology 03
02 The benefits of social media 17
03 The impact of technology on children's well-being 29
04 Cyberbullying 47
05 Social media and the role of schools 63
06 Social media and the role of parents 81
07 Bullding digital resilience 95