There is no avoiding it. Social media is here, very popular, and there appears to be no abating with how people swarm to the multitude of platforms all vying for our attention, all for the sake of connecting with other people.
Pupils currently within the education system have grown up at the same time as social media platforms, and are familiar with the latest trends, platforms, and behaviour expected as they broadcast themselves to the world. So, how can educators support the students during this expansion of social media?
This online course is packed with considerations, resources and activities to support schools, teachers & students engaging with social media platforms. Alongside social media platforms, this course also considers other popular online interactions regularly used by young people, such as Gaming and Messaging platforms.
The course can be undertaken by individuals, however the intention is that this e-learning programme be offered to all within a school community as part of social media and online safeguarding training. The content is applicable to School Governors, Head-teachers, Senior Leaders, Teachers, Student Teachers, and all support staff. This course can be used within a whole-school social media policy, regularly updated to keep abreast of the evolving nature of this fast-moving technological sector.