Christmas is over and a new year, new term has begun. All that chatter and gossip about what happened, what presents you had....who got the most....who was pleased...who may have been disappointed perhaps? You wouldn't think that children would feel that way but maybe social media can make them feel as if they have to. After all the chatter is not just in the playground it's on social media too. Senior school pupils are very social media savvy and to some extent, primary school kids are too.
Comparisons of this kind with others can make some children feel inadequate, possibly damaging their self esteem. This is how social media can be potentially harmful and children need guidance and reassurance from us as parents and from professionals.