YoungMinds and The Children’s Society have released findings from an online survey of children and young people aged 11-25 looking at their views and experiences of using social media and cyberbullying. The survey of 1, 089 children and young people young people found that: 14% of respondents said they had experienced online bullying in the last month; and 83% think that social media companies should do more to tackle cyberbullying on their platforms. Findings from the survey will feed in to a joint inquiry looking at the impact of cyberbullying on young people’s mental health, being led by MP Alex Chalk.

Source: Young Minds  Date: 05 September 2017

Further information: Inquiry into the impact of cyberbullying on social media on children and young peoples mental health: summary of findings (PDF)

Child and adolescent mental health services: Learning from case reviews

The NSPCC has published a summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) based on findings from case reviews published since 2015. The summary highlights issues for learning including: listening to young people; understanding how young people use social media and awareness of the influence of websites which promote destructive thinking and behaviour; working with young people who don’t want to engage; and intervening early.

Source: NSPCC

Surviving break-ups!

Voice box, Childline’s weekly video chat, features YouTuber Hannah Witton, who gives advice to young people on coping with break-ups. Issues discussed include: dealing with social media following a break-up; the importance of acknowledging emotions and talking things through.

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