Social Media and Sharing

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Whether it's cute cat videos or pictures from an epic vacation, scholars love to check out what's happening on social media! But, how much sharing is too much? A instructional activity from a vast digital citizenship series poses some serious points to ponder. Pupils discuss their social networks and examine how shared information affects privacy and reputation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide a variety of formats for individuals to use to create their social media guides
  • As an alternative to the included opener, have the class rank their favorite social media sites, then circle back to the list when it's time to begin the project
Classroom Considerations

  • Consult the district's Internet policy beforehand to ensure students have a way to access the social media site they choose
Pros

  • The networking math exercise is a real eye-opener for teens and young adults
  • Discussion questions encourage reflection on what learners share and who has access to their posts
Cons

  • None