Join the #openCPD Twitter Chat | Social Media, Young People, Health and Wellbeing: Risks and Opportunities

Aims

This chat will present new evidence from research funded by the Wellcome Trust on the risk-related impacts of social media on young people’s health and wellbeing, drawn from over 1000 UK adolescents. This Twitter chat is relevant to teachers, parents/guardians, health professionals/practitioners and wellbeing services.

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Questions

1. What are the risk-related impacts of social media on young people’s health and wellbeing?2. What does it mean for young people to be digitally literate?

3. How do peers and/or parents influence healthy lifestyle behaviours?

4. Do schools have a responsibility to educate young people about digital health?

5. How can we best harness social media to promote young people’s health and wellbeing?

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Written by Paul Towns
Founder of PE4Learning - Sharing Creative PE Ideas and Resources
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