Pupils starting secondary school face “avalanche of pressure”, England’s children’s commissioner says. The government said it was working with schools on online safety education. The report into the effects of social media on eight to 12-year-olds claimed many children were over-dependent on “likes” and comments for social validation.
It said children approach a “cliff-edge” as they move from primary to secondary school, when social media becomes more important in their lives.
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