AGE 12–13Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

My Social Media Life (UK)

How does social media affect our relationships?

For most children and young people, being on social media can mean connecting with friends, sharing pictures and keeping up to date. But it can also mean big distractions, social pressures and more. Help learners navigate the different feelings they may already be experiencing on social media.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the role of social media in their lives.
  • Reflect on the positive and negative effects social media use has on their relationships.
  • Recognise red flag feelings when using social media and use the "Feelings & Options" thinking routine to consider ways to handle them.
Key Vocabulary: oversharing  ·  red flag feeling  ·  social media
sharing personal feelings, information or experiences that later make someone feel uncomfortable or regretful
red flag feeling:
when something happens that makes you feel uncomfortable, worried, sad or anxious
social media:
websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking
Relationships & Communication

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips