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How we connect: social media

Place2Be Ambassador, podcaster and journalist, Josh Smith, visited two secondary schools to ask students about the different ways they connect, and how connections can impact their mental health and wellbeing.

In this video, Josh and the young people discuss the impact that social media has had on the way they connect, and on their mental health.


After watching this video, you may want to have a discussion as a class about social media. Here are a few suggested discussion points and questions:

  • Does social media and online connectivity have a negative or positive impact on teenagers?
  • In what ways do our tech habits help us to connect with (or drive us away from) others, including parents and siblings?
  • How does online connection both aid and inhibit people in being their authentic selves?
  • Are we too dependent on technology?