8-11 year olds now spend on average 11.1 hours on social media per week. 12-15 year olds now spend on average 18.8 hours on social media per week.
The power of social media is hard to ignore. What once seemed like a trivial way to keep in touch with friends, sharing photos and jokes, has become a force for societal change, shining light on subjects previously unknown, deepening conversations and empowering people around the world to unite and effect change in a number of ways.
So how do young people begin to address social responsibility online? RefuAid school speakers are team members who have used social media to investigate global issues and to create small campaigns that raise awareness and funds for amazing causes helping those in need around the world and closer to home. The RefuAid team will work with teenagers and young adults through a workshop- based approach to illustrate how they can be a part of the future they want to see in the world, and encourage students to become actively engaged in causes that matter to them online.
If you are a teacher interested in having a RefuAid school speaker deliver a workshop at your school please fill out the form below and we will send you our Social Media for Social Good work pack.