Health Week in Computer Science

5 November 2019

As part of health week 2019, year 7 computing lessons have seen students looking into the potential negative effects of social media on our mental health.

They have spent time discussing what social media is, what mental health is, and the fine line between being mentally well and mentally unwell.

During lessons, students have reflected on how their comments on a post can negatively impact on the person posting it and how they can be better online citizens.

They have also discussed the fact that they don’t need to compare themselves to images online as they are often enhanced and show a beauty that is impossible to achieve in real life.