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This lesson plan looks at the positive and negative aspects of social media. It examines how social media has become an integral part of day-to-day life and how it can easily take over our lives if relied on excessively.

For a more comprehensive resource pack on staying safe online download our online safety resource pack: ‘Personal Safety in Cyberspace’.


  • Ready to use lesson plan to introduce the topic of social media.
  • Photocopiable — use year after year again and again.
  • Illustrated throughout.
  • Simple, clear and concise and easy to follow.
  • Downloadable — instantly available and no delivery costs.

What’s Inside?

  • The extent of social media in the modern world.
  • What are the positive sides of social media?
  • Are there negative sides to social media?
  • What are the benefits of doing a digital detox?

Who is it for?

  • Teachers — What can teachers do to ensure students use social media safely and wisely, and how can they warn of the dangers?
  • Parents — Do parents know what social media sites their children are accessing online? How can they know which networking sites are safe for them to use?
  • Young People — How can young people stay safe on social media and how can they moderate their usage if necessary?

Product Details

  • Pages: 18
  • Duration: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Illustrated throughout
  • Age range: 12 years and upwards

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