This event is free and will be CPD Certified.

In celebration of Ascentis launching our new Level 1 Award in Awareness of Social Media and Online Safety Short Online Qualification, we have decided to host FREE CPD workshops in association with The Self Esteem Team to raise awareness of social media and its pro’s and con’s. This workshop is designed for anyone who works within an FE College/Training Provider/Adult Education Centre.  

Social media has a huge impact on young people. In a world where clicks are currency and ‘likes’ are what validates us, it can be tricky differentiating between ‘real life’ vs ‘online life’ – especially for digital natives. Those born and raised with the smartphone as their fifth limb don’t need to be taught to run from it, but ways to use it for good. In this workshop we will debunk myths, learn to navigate the online world and get to grips with why we’re really so addicted!

The objectives of this workshop are:

  • To demonstrate how social media can be an amazing tool and how it can be used
  • To wake audience up to potential pitfalls of over using social media
  • To delve into the psychology of why we can’t go two seconds without checking our phones
  • To identify some common ways that social media can impact your mental health
  • To provide coping mechanisms around how to deal with the above

In addition, we are delighted to have guest speakers from Barking and Dagenham College speaking at the event discussing how they incorporate personal development, behaviour and welfare into the curriculum in regards to OFSTED requirements.

Other areas that they will be covering are: how they implement prevent; social media and mental health awareness into the curriculum; sharing best practice/ideas/strategies which have worked well within their centre.