For #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek we recap top stories, news and editorials from the last few month’s Charity Digital discussion of young people’s mental health.
This week is #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek. This is an important topic, and it’s good to see it trending on social media this week, especially as social media is often cited as an issue within the discussion of children’s mental health.
Children growing up today face a number of challenges that no generation before them has had to navigate. For better or for worse, the first generation of digital natives are pioneering how we grow up in a digital world.
And if this wasn’t enough, social media and the inherent connectivity of today’s day-to-day life mean that many issues that we faced growing up (such as bullying) are amplified to a scale we could have never imagined.
That’s why #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek is important to us here at Charity Digital. Digital technology (and especially social media) are often highlighted as being detrimental to young people’s health. This week, between #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and #ReclaimSocial, we’re seeing a lot of discussion about tech and social can be used for good.
#ChildrensMentalHealthWeek was launched in 2015 by Place2Be to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its sixth year, Place2Be hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.
We’ve put out a lot of content relevant to the discussion that this Twitter hashtag is bringing up, and you can find it here in one place.