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TV review - The Social Dilemma

Elizabeth Feltoe | 16th November 2020

I watched this Netflix documentary last week.I’ve changed the way I consume social media as a result.It’s a docu-drama (half documentary and half fictionalised scenes of a ‘normal’ family interacting with each other and their phones) that discusses how social media companies monetise our attention, what we read and consume, and how this changes the

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Changing the landscape COVID-19

Kieran Murphy | 24th March 2020

We have lived through a week that will define a generation. The COVID-19 crisis has turned the world upside down for all, but mostly for our children and young people.As the dust settles and we come to terms with the likelihood of schools being closed until September, with the need for social distancing increasing, we are left with the question how

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Say cheese!!

Elizabeth Feltoe | 4th October 2019

It’s World Smile Day today, Friday 4th October. That Friday feeling usually makes me break out in a grin, I have to say. Friday is my favourite day of the week because you have all of the anticipation of the weekend ahead plus I get to have pizza on a Friday night, happy days. World Smile Day was developed by the designer of the original smiley fac

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Charity Film Awards

Donna Wade | 28th November 2018

This year Phase has entered one of its “Let Talk” Films into the Charity Film Awards. What are these? I hear you say… The Charity Film Awards are for charities who have created videos which have the power to move, to warm hearts, to inspire, to engage…. to change the world: to do good. The Charity Film Awards are designed to celebrate those qualit

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October Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st October 2018

October is here and that means a new challenge! This month’s challenge is a social media detox 😱 Wait don’t close the page. I know, I know this is going to be a real challenge for some of you. It will definitely be a challenge for me. Why even do a social media detox I hear you ask? Sometimes we do things instinctively and we don’t take the time

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Social media and social change

Molly Rackham | 23rd March 2018

We hear a lot about social media in the news and about many of its negative effects on our brains, mental health, physical health, sleep and so on. As a young person in a school environment I am more than aware, like most of my generation, of the impacts that those effects can have on individuals, friendships and relationships. In this blog post I

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

Bethany Murray | 9th June 2016

(16th - 22nd May 2016, was Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme was relationships.) This blog post is titled 'people need other people' “You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be th

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Relationships workshops

Paul Harris | 1st June 2016

Recently we delivered workshops about Relationships in Hitchin Boys' School as part of the schools sex education course with year 9. The workshop starts by defining what relationships are, thinking about all the different relationships we have around us. We then move on to think about more intimate relationships. Thinking about what we look for in

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