THE FULL PICTURE

What is the Full Picture?

The Full Picture is a short film exploring how young people use social media to connect and share. The film highlights the influences and pressures young people face online and encourages them to see the full picture. Social media helps us share our lives but it does not tell the whole story.  The campaign encourages young people to be mindful of what influences them and how they respond to pressures online.

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Online Pressures - filter the good from the bad

Social media is a great  place to connect with others and to share parts of our lives, see into other people’s worlds, and is a fantastic platform to raise awareness about important issues. 

Myth v Reality - the full picture

 

While social media has many benefits, it can be a place where we feel pressure to live up to certain standards, or which can instil self-doubt when we see images or the lifestyles of others. 

Algorithms - you are who you like?

 

Have you noticed that when you go online or login to social media you are presented with content, news, articles or ads that somehow know what you are interested in?

 

Keeping it Real

 

 

Like in the offline world, life online has its ups and downs. We can strike the balance, by embracing the positives of social media and the internet, and disregarding the negatives.

What do teens think?

Developed in conjunction with the Webwise Youth Advisory Panel (made up of 30 teenagers from across the country), The Full Picture is a short film exploring how young people use social media to connect and share. The film highlights the influences and pressures young people face online and encourages them to see the full picture. Social media helps us share our lives but it does not tell the whole story

 

Read what they had to say about the topic.

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Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of 18. There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service.

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Worried about something you have seen online or concerned about your child? Childline and the National Parents Council Primary offer free advice and support service.

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