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Why riot? Community, choices, aspirations
Why riot? Community, choices, aspirations

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5 Summary

You have listened to William and choices he made, and you have heard how social media affected riots. You have learned to question information and disinformation in your own lives, and how filter bubbles can reduce the range of views and opinions you are exposed to or can manipulate how you feel and act. You have learned how to use your head for example to stop, check (verify the information) and think (analyse the information, why it is saying what it is saying and how it makes you feel) before you act on it.

Finally, you have listened to the stories of young people in Parkland Florida and their experiences of using social media, and learned some valuable tips on how to talk constructively on social media and face to face, even with people you don’t agree with.

In Session 3 you will be doing this and looking at ways to use your skills for positive change and to help you make your own decisions for your future.

Protecting your mental health and wellbeing

Please refer to the Sources of support [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] page if you notice a negative emotional reaction to aspects of the course materials. You may wish to step away from the materials, to reflect and to think about whether to continue at this time.

We hope you enjoyed this session. See you in Session 3.