Boys learn about social media and mental health at E-Safety Assembly

Boys learn about social media and mental health at E-Safety Assembly

This week has been E-Safety week and Tuesday 6 February was the national 'Safer Internet Day'.

To mark the beginning of E-Safety Week, Miss Bailey led the Whole School Assembly on the theme of 'Social Media and Mental Health'. You can read the full Assembly below.

E-Safety Assembly

Miss Bailey explained to the boys the detrimental effect that late night use of mobile phones and devices can have on the quality of sleep we get, and indeed, the amount of sleep we get.

Good quality sleep is essential for good mental health and overuse of social media can have a very negative effect on our wellbeing.

Miss Bailey ended her Assembly with four top tips, which are equally as helpful to staff and parents as they are to the pupils:

1. Do not use your mobile phone or social media for at least an hour before sleep.

2. Place your phone in a different room to charge overnight.

3. Enjoy what you are doing, live in the moment, rather than constantly posting updates online.

4. Never compare yourself to what you see online, it is not real life.

In addition to the Assembly, boys have also discussed E-Safety issues during form time with their tutors.