Class 4A's Guide to Social Media Apps

I think Social Media is a tool for good. Unfortunately, at the minute not everyone is using it positively. It comes down to choices. In 2019, we don't have a choice about using social media, the choice we make is how well we do it.

Just this week the DFE announced that lessons around mental well-being linked to the internet and social media will be compulsory next year. I have been saying this needs to happen for the past few years. I do think education is crucial to prevent the issues we are seeing around mental health, screen addiction and relationships.

Over the past few weeks, I have been working with my year 4 class to learn more about some of the social media apps they are aware of. I wanted to cover both the positives and negatives and make children aware of how to stay safe and act responsibly when they are old enough to use these tools.

The genre in English was non-chronological reports and the children looked at three subheadings of:

  • What is it?
  • What are the dangers/risks?
  • Top tips for staying safe.
Using the apps Apple Clips and Chatterkids, the pupils performed their writing as a video:

We have also collated all of the children's videos into an eBook which we have published online:

Please feel free to share this with your pupils and parents.


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