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Social media, peer pressure and the mental health of young people in care: Fostering Excellence Masterclass

A free masterclass for foster carers and practitioners exploring the links between social media use and teenage mental health; and the strategies to help young people in care manage their lives online and how to best look after their mental health.

10:00
13:30
Location: 
Swansea
Event type: 
Training events and workshops


Masterclass overview

We know that children and young people in general are going online much earlier, which is changing how they view the world and each other. This can make it hard for them to differentiate between fantasy and reality and it can change how they engage with the adults who care for them. With a soaring rise in social media platforms, there is also the constant pressure to keep up with family, friends and current trends/news across apps such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok and Snapchat.

Region: 
Wales

A free masterclass for foster carers and practitioners exploring the links between social media use and teenage mental health; and the strategies to help young people in care manage their lives online and how to best look after their mental health.

10:00
13:30
Location: 
Swansea
Event type: 
Training events and workshops


Masterclass overview

We know that children and young people in general are going online much earlier, which is changing how they view the world and each other. This can make it hard for them to differentiate between fantasy and reality and it can change how they engage with the adults who care for them. With a soaring rise in social media platforms, there is also the constant pressure to keep up with family, friends and current trends/news across apps such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok and Snapchat.

Region: 
Wales

Fostering in a Digital World

This course explores how to balance fostered children and young people’s rights to live normal lives in an increasingly digital world.

Location: 
In-house or at a venue of your choice
Event type: 
In-house training

Learning outcomes

To explore how we can balance fostered children and young people’s rights to live normal lives in an increasingly digital world with the need to keep them as safe as possible.

This course is aimed at...

...both social workers and foster carers. We can offer separate courses for social workers and foster carers (enabling each group to focus on its particular responsibilities), or courses with a mixed group of social workers and foster carers.

Region: 
England
Content category: 
internet and IT

This course explores how to balance fostered children and young people’s rights to live normal lives in an increasingly digital world.

Location: 
In-house or at a venue of your choice
Event type: 
In-house training

Learning outcomes

To explore how we can balance fostered children and young people’s rights to live normal lives in an increasingly digital world with the need to keep them as safe as possible.

This course is aimed at...

...both social workers and foster carers. We can offer separate courses for social workers and foster carers (enabling each group to focus on its particular responsibilities), or courses with a mixed group of social workers and foster carers.

Region: 
England
Content category: 
internet and IT