AGE 15–16Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Social Media and How You Feel (UK)

How does your social media use affect how you feel?

Social media plays a big role in most children and young people's lives, and research shows that it causes intense feelings -- both positive and negative. But not all media use is the same. There are many benefits that come with both active and passive media use. For better social and emotional well-being, encourage learners to become creators of digital media, not just consumers.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Reflect on how their social media use makes them feel and how it compares to other teenagers.
  • Describe how active and passive social media use can lead to positive and negative feelings.
  • Identify action steps to increase their positive feelings when using social media.
Key Vocabulary: active use  ·  passive use
active use:
contributing online via posts, comments or other forms of communication and expression
passive use:
scrolling through online content without reacting to the it
Media Balance & Well-Being

Lesson Plan

50 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Social Media Perspectives Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips