Tuesday 14 February 2023, 11.00am - 12.30pm

Resourcing children and young people to build a healthy relationship with social media

This interactive workshop is for practitioners who work directly with young people or manage youth work/community projects or services.  The session will provide an evidence-based and practical approach, exploring how we can help young people to feel positive about their social media use and engage with it safely to support their own wellbeing.  The intended learning outcomes for participants are as follows:

  1. Understanding young people’s behaviours in relation to social media use from using a child development framework and how we can help young people understand this too.
  2. Increased knowledge of protective factors which can help young people to manage their wellbeing in online environments
  3. Practical ideas for modelling healthy social media use to young people in our settings

This session is open to any charity sector employees and volunteers across the UK. Where spaces are limited, priority will be given to grant holders of our funding organisations.

About the trainer


Marie has an extensive background in rights based approaches, group facilitation and leadership spanning community arts, early education and youth development. She is the founder and Director of social enterprise Sound Ambitions CIC which promotes wellbeing through music and creative experiences for children and families across Lanarkshire.  She is the Project Co-ordinator at Mind Waves, a peer-led mental health charity that supports people with lived experience of mental ill health to share their stories and opinions online. Marie’s 20 year career in the Voluntary Sector has also included roles with sector-leading organisations such as Scottish Book Trust,  Scottish Youth Parliament and The Children’s Parliament. 

Marie Gallagher
Marie Gallagher

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