Social Media and Mental Health in Schools

Social Media and Mental Health in Schools

by Jonathan Glazzard, Colin Mitchell

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912508167
Publisher: Critical Publishing
Publication date: 10/22/2018
Series: Positive Mental Health
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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

Introduction 01

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

Conclusion 113

References 117

Index 125

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