Social media – a viewpoint

This post is based on article that appeared in The Conservative Woman which considers, against the backcloth of the recent Children’s Society “The Good Childhood Report 2018”, the impact of social media on the quality of children’s lives.

The post also highlights the session at the forthcoming CViE National Event 2018 “Safety and security online”.

Social Media through the Ears of a Primary School Teacher

As an upper Key Stage Two primary school teacher, I have occasionally overheard conversations between children about their social media and online communication experiences. The conversations have often been about who they ‘messaged’ the previous evening, or who they had ‘FaceTimed’ with, or about their successes or failures whilst playing online games.

e-Chart on the Use of Technology

Rose Publishing have made available online a free e-Chart taken from the book ‘10 Tips for Parenting the Smart Phone Generation’. The use of technology is considered under the headings of physical effects and social-emotional effects. The document is written in a helpful way and is designed to help parents think about what is happening to children in the use of technology.