Improving Education Standards

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:53 pm on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons) 12:53 pm, 29th November 2018

The hon. Gentleman might be aware that in recent weeks I have been leading an inquiry with Mr Wragg into social media and its impact on young people’s mental health. One of the things coming out of that inquiry is that many teachers have no training on how to use social media and on how young people interact with it. Parents and outside social groups also do not understand it. Does Jeremy Lefroy agree there is a need for teacher training programmes, whether in Wales, Scotland, England or Northern Ireland, to focus on giving some sort of lessons in how trainee teachers can use social media for good, and how they can tackle some of the problems that social media causes in schools, too?