Instagram recently announced they are officially starting to hide likes in an attempt to promote mental health.
I had a brief chat with a couple of my students about what they thought of this news, and the conversations were fascinating...
So, what did I do? I made a resource of course!
What's more, this particular discussion topic and printable is FREE for you so you can have these conversations with your students too!
• The true point of social media
• What social media is most often used for instead
• To reflect on why they use social media
• Why and how social media can affect mental health
• The effects of comparing themselves to people on social media
• The reality of why people really post what they post [VIDEO INCLUDED]
• The reasons people obsess about likes and followers
• Why likes and followers create false confidence
• What triggers affect them on social media
• Alternative ways they can respond to triggers on social media
• How they can use their social media to make the world a better place
• …and more!
I delivered this lesson to my students and I was stunned at the response from them and the conversations we were having. It's like they were desperate to share their online experiences.
You have to realise, our students don't have adults in their lives who grew up with social media.
Take that in for a moment.
They're trying to navigate through a dangerous new world with absolutely no guidance.
Their mental health and self-esteem is at stake.
They need to talk about this with adults who can guide them.
So if you want to be that adult in their life who can get them seeing the truth behind the façade of social media and how they can use it for good rather than for comparison and gloating, you literally can change the world.
If you'd like to go all in on this with your students using the full pack, you can download it below:
How do you feel about Instagram removing likes? Do you think it really will help with mental health? Share your thoughts below!