Mental Health: Social media and your School’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

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Date(s) - 15/11/2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


ISA House

Enthusiastically or reluctantly we find ourselves in the middle of a revolution in how pupils, parents and teachers manage their social behaviour and communication. Social media impacts, positively and negatively, on personal relationships, the learning environment and the emotional wellbeing of pupils and staff. The pervasive nature of communication via social media can present challenges and conflicts to a school’s duty of care and the professional integrity and reputation of staff.

Who should attend?

Staff in junior, prep and senior schools who have responsibility for pupil or staff well-being class/tutor group or leadership levels. Those who have an interest in developing and managing the use of communication technology more broadly would find the course of value.

Course Aims: 

The course will provide a thorough understanding of the current scene, clear evidence on the impact upon children, young people and schools, and direct opportunities to develop nuanced policy, practice and strategies to ensure that the use of social media becomes a benefit to pupils, teachers and schools.

Delegates will enhance their knowledge of the rapidly changing social media environment. They will review and develop best practice strategies to support pupils and staff in using social media to enhance learning, communication, relationships and emotional well-being, as well as recognise and manage the more seriously negative aspects such as bullying.

Course tutor: Paul Bevis

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