Social media use is very personal, and everyone interacts with it and experiences it in their own unique way.
When thinking about the effects of social media use on a young person you might be working with, consider how they are engaging with it and whether or not their usage is right and helpful for them.
This fact sheet was developed out of a focus group run with young people who took part in the Orygen Summer Experience Program. It provides an overview of the pros and cons of social media, as well as some top tips about social media use among young people, for professionals working with young people in any setting.
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Orygen have also produced a webinar on the impact of social media on the developing brain and a clinical practice point on the use of digital technology in youth mental health settings.