To nurture the skills of resilience is key to providing young people with the ability to cope with stress, adversity, failure and challenges. Resilience is evident when young people have a greater ability to “bounce back” when faced with difficulties and achieve positive outcomes.
Resilience empowers the individual to recognise the positives and negatives of social media and be aware of unhealthy messages and how it can affect an individual and their family/friends. Resilience enables an individual to use social media correctly and to challenge or provide support to others who don’t.
The introduction of statutory requirements for Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education in September 2020 has rightly put a strong emphasis on children and young people having an entitlement to learning about online relationships and internet safety. Children and young people now navigate seamlessly between the online and offline worlds and need to understand the benefits and risks of their internet use. In addition to these newly statutory areas of PSHE, schools are also required to deliver a Computing curriculum which should be planned alongside the PSHE content to ensure relevant learning opportunities are offered cohesively to meet pupil need.
Social networking is hugely varied and popular. Many young people are sophisticated in the way they use social media apps and websites, tailoring their communication for different audiences, and accessing them from a range of devices.
But social media, like all forms of public communication, comes with some risks. By helping the individual to understand what the risks are, schools can play a big part in enabling pupils to understand and balance benefit and risk.
FOMO (fear of missing out)
FOMO is an anxiety or insecurity over the possibility of missing out on something as an event or opportunity. It is often aroused by posts seen on social media. This social anxiety is characterised by a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing. FOMO refers to the feeling or perception that an individual may have that others are having more fun, living better lives, or experiencing better things than they are. It involves a deep sense of envy and affects self-esteem. FOMO can lead to performance anxiety and depression and can result in an individual becoming less efficient and more disconnected with others.
Cambridgeshire Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Service
Cambridgeshire Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Service The Cambridgeshire PSHE Service provides guidance, consultancy, training and resources to support and enhance the health and wellbeing of children and young people and their learning. This includes the curriculum for PSHE and Citizenship: its content, approaches to teaching and learning and monitoring and assessment. We also
NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides HEAR – the free to use mental health text service HEAR 85258 is being funded by NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, in partnership with the national service SHOUT. The free to use text service provides real-time support to people who are struggling with their mental health across the county. When texting