Mental health: doomscrolling

What is "doomscrolling"? And why do the media often present negative news stories?

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Use this one-hour Headline to help your students:

  • Reflect on how they feel about the news
  • Understand how bias affects the news they see and hear
  • Discuss how to avoid doomscrolling and find solutions for healthier news consumption

This lesson develops the following skills and knowledge:

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Step 8: I explore complex problems by analysing the causes and effects
Step 9: I create solutions for complex problems by finding a range of solutions to doomscrolling



Step 7: I can explain how bias affects the news I see and hear

Find out more about the Topical Talk skills and knowledge framework here.

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