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In this section you can catch up on all the latest news from SAPHNA and around the profession.

Social Media, Young People and Mental Health

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -

This briefing paper offers a brief scan of the latest evidence on the impact of social media on young people's wellbeing, both negative and positive. It seeks to understand what constitutes ‘problematic’ social media use, including addiction, jealousy and 'fear of missing out', as well as looking at how social media can positively impact on wellbeing.

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RSPH - Status of Mind Report

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, September 02, 2018 -


RSPH and the Young Health Movement have published a new report examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health


The report includes a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental health. YouTube topped the table as the most positive, with Instagram and Snapchat coming out as the most detrimental to young people’s mental health and wellbeing

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How To Talk To Your Child About Social Media And The Internet

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, July 23, 2018 -

This guide gives ten tips for talking to your child about their use of social media and the internet, produced by Young Minds:


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RSPH Social Media and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing

Cherylynn Wray - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -

RSPH and the Young Health Movement have published a new report, #StatusOfMind, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health.

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Media Smart - Body Image Resources

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, January 08, 2017 -

Research shows that over half of girls and a quarter of boys think their peers have body image problems. So now more than ever, it is important that pupils are media literate and able to navigate the world of commercial messaging. Help them to better understand advertising and its influence with our film-based classroom resource for pupils aged 9 to 11 which will tackle the sensitive issues related to body image.


Supported by the Government Equalities Office and accredited by the PSHE Association, the resources are designed to build pupils’ emotional resilience as they learn to engage deeper with the messages and methods of advertising. These high-quality resources were created by leading independent experts and will support you in teaching engaging and interactive lessons with key curriculum links to PSHE. ?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=edcoms&utm_campaign=july2016_PSHE_edcoms&utm_content=resources

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4 Minute Vidoe To Share With Those Not Using Social Media As An HCP (Yet)

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, December 20, 2016 -

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Keeping Kids Safe Online

Sharon White - Wednesday, July 06, 2016 -

The next @WeSchoolNurses Twitter chat will take place on 12th July at 8pm. Join in the discussions and professional debate about how to keep kids safe online. Pre-reading info here Read More

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