Prevention or cure
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Prevention or cure
Social Media: Prevention or cure?
•Children and young people are expected to
create and maintain an online presence.
•The success of this presence is measured in
‘likes’ and ‘followers’.
•Social media platforms are increasingly photo
and video based.
The creation of an online presence is expected at a
younger age - primary pupils.
How do you get likes and
The Elvis Effect
If an adult condemns,
prohibits, or otherwise
finds an activity
distasteful, it becomes
more attractive to young
people, (proportional to
the scale and intensity of
Solutions that probably won’t work:
• Telling children not to go on social media.
• An assembly about the dangers of social media.
• Telling parents that they aren’t doing their job properly.
• So what might work?