Social Media

Can we have a healthy relationship with Social Media?

Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok; the list goes on and so do the hours we spend on some form of Social Media each day. In a recent study, it was found that teenagers’ screen time can be on average 3.5 hours per day and this has continued to rise since the start of the pandemic. So how is this affecting us and how can we ensure we have a healthy relationship with Social Media?

Our Secondary students were exploring this critical topic during English lessons recently and they came up with some interesting ideas. Students debated the notion that: “Social media has had huge consequences on the way humans communicate”. They explored whether these consequences have been positive or negative. This was a fascinating subject for students to debate, whilst improving their skills in writing to argue and inform.

Ultimately, whilst there were different opinions over how much we need Social Media, students agreed that less time on Social Media meant more time to pursue other activities and ways to communicate, and that can be beneficial to everyone.