Social Media and Mental Health in Schools


By Jonathan Glazzard and Colin Mitchell

Social media is at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. It is intimately entwined with mental health issues and can be both a blessing and a curse.

  • Do you fully understand the links between social media and mental health?
  • What problems does social media present for your learners?
  • What benefits could it bring them?
  • What can you do to educate children and young people about the use of social media while also developing their digital resilience?

Whether you are a primary or secondary teacher, this book helps you tackle these questions, with a range of practical strategies and solutions that are workable in school and classroom settings.

Edition No : 1
Published: Oct 2018

Format: Paperback
136 pgs

Also available in the Positive Mental Health Series:


Positive Mental Health Series:

Social Media and Mental Health in Schools

Contents include:

  1. Young people and technology
  2. The benefits of social media
  3. The impact of technology, and social media on well-being.
  4. Cyberbullying
  5. The role of schools
  6. The role of parents
  7. Building digital resilience

Jonathan Glazzard is Head of Academic Development at Leeds Trinity University. In this role he is responsible for the implementation of the learning, teaching and assessment strategy across all courses. He is the professor attached to the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools.

Colin Mitchell has been working with learning technologies in Higher Education for more than 10 years. He is passionate about empowering students and academics to harness technology to enhance teaching and learning. His main area of interest is around effective approaches to prepare trainee professionals for a career in the age of social media.

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Weight 0.024 kg