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The impact on their wellbeing of a student’s online behaviour and social media use will depend on their skill with and knowledge of the various platforms, their engagement with the online environment and their personal resilience.

By learning about students’ online behaviour patterns, and teaching them about the benefits of social media as well as the risks associated with disclosing personal information in online environments, teachers will be better equipped to support their students’ wellbeing.

Use of a wellbeing- and strengths-based approach when talking about social media and online behaviour positions teachers to support their students in the ever-changing online and social media environment. Information provided in this package ensures that teachers will have the background knowledge to confidently deliver ReachOut Schools’ social media classroom activities.

Use these resources to learn more about concepts relating to students’ online behaviour and social media use.