Social media sites are damaging children’s mental health, headteachers warn

Social media sites are damaging children’s mental health, headteachers warn

Schools have seen a rise in self-harm cases among youngsters because of social media use.

School leaders are calling for new social media laws to keep children safe amid fears their mental health is being ‘damaged’.

Most headteachers have received reports of pupils being exposed to upsetting material on social media sites – including self-harm, bullying, hate speech and sexual content, a poll by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has found.  And two-fifths of school leaders said they had received reports of young people being bullied on social media on a daily or weekly basis, the survey revealed.

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