What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Social Media and Mental Health

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What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Social Media and Mental Health

Published 30th November 2022

A free online safety guide on social media & mental health.

An estimated one-third of children have a social media account, so it’s important that trusted adults know what content young people are consuming; what they’re posting; and what interactions they’re having. On social media, it can be easy to go down a rabbit hole that isn’t beneficial to our wellbeing. As platforms grapple with managing ‘legal but harmful’ content, lives are being impacted – sometimes to tragic effect. We might be daunted by the scale of the tech giants and their content which enthrals young people, but we can still help children to be mindful of their mental wellness: recognising when something isn’t OK … and knowing what to do about content that upsets them.

In the guide, you'll find tips such as how to hide content, setting daily limits and discussing what children have seen online.

This is part of our Social Media and Mental Health categories.

Shazia Sarwar-Azim

About The Expert

Shazia Sarwar-Azim

CEO, emotional therapist coach, author, executive headteacher and children's mental health expert
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