Life in ‘likes’: Children’s Commissioner report into social media use among 8-12 year olds

Children’s Commissioner, January 2018

Children’s Commissioner’s report on the effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds examines the way children use social media and its effects on their wellbeing. ‘Life in Likes’ fills a gap in research showing how younger children use platforms which social media companies say are not designed for them. Whilst most social media sites have an official age limit of 13 years, some research has suggested ¾ of 10-to-12 year olds have a social media account.

While 8-10s use social media in a playful, creative way – often to play games – this changes significantly as children’s social circles expand as they grow older. This report shows that many Year 7 children are finding social media hard to manage and becoming over-dependent on ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ for social validation. They are also adapting their offline behaviour to fit an online image, and becoming increasingly anxious about ‘keeping up appearances’ as they get older.

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Leading Large Scale Change: a practical guide: A guide to leading large scale change through complex health and social care environments

NHS England, January 2018

Leading Large Scale Change: a practical guide has been produced by the NHS England Sustainable Improvement Team and the Horizons Team, NHS England, to help all those involved in seeking to achieve transformational change in complex health and care environments. This guide has been fully revised from the original 2011 publication to reflect latest policy and practice. This guide has a number of different resources which can be used according to local needs and circumstances and has been designed to be interactive, offering many links to useful, external sources.

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Evidence-Based Nursing – January 2018

The January edition of Evidence-Based Nursing has been published.  This issue includes an article explaining what a case study is, a systematic review of Yoga interventions to improve health-related quality of life (HRQL), fatigue, depression, anxiety and sleep in patients with breast cancer and a cross-sectional study showing that young people with an intellectual disability experience poorer physical and mental health during transition to adulthood.

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