Session 1: How can caregiver use messaging apps? What benefits will they have using it?

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • explain the basics of messaging apps and know how to use them
  • understand the benefits communication with messaging apps provide


There’s no doubt about it – the way we communicate has drastically changed over the past year with more and more people using smartphones. Texting, message apps or instant messages (IM) with emoji’s, LOL’s, OMG’s and other abbreviations are now mainstream methods of communication. Messaging apps or social media in general have the potential to support social interactions and contribute to the well-being. They can help overcome social exclusion by increasing the use of information and communication technology (ICT) and improving their quality of life through social participation.
In this interactive presentation we show you that texting, chatting and online messaging can be used for much more than simply communicating with your friends. Online communication can help you build and develop social skills and gives a platform to share your skills and help each other out. It also plays an increasing role in care

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