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Social Media Use and Children’s Well being

Social media is generally positive, engaging, and beneficial when used correctly. It has however also been shown to have potentially negative effects on children’s wellbeing, including worsening children’s anxiety, disrupting their sleep patterns, and heightening their concerns around body image (Royal Society for Public Health & Youth Health Movement, 2017).

Internet and social media use can have both beneficial and detrimental effects on children’s wellbeing because of the wide range of activities that are undertaken online. This guide aims to provide assistance and information to help the effective use of social media. Thank you for our Sunbeam Pride carer that has prepared the content and provided support here.  

If you have any concerns that you are uncertain of, please contact your Supervising Social Worker or contact our office to speak with a member of our team. We understand that it can be daunting learning about new and upcoming social media platforms, but our team is here to help!  Click on the image below to read the full PDF!

 

 

Social Media Use and Children’s Well being

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Foster Carer
Foster Carer

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Hannah and Kashif

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