Social Media Safety Activities

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Social media impacts students' relationships and confidence levels. The following activities may be used with students as they learn about social media safety.

Social Media Safety

Social media provides opportunities for students to connect, but if misused can create problems for students ranging from threats to physical safety to issues with peers and self-esteem. The activities included in this asset address ways that secondary students can safely use social media.

Examining Social Media

Materials:

  • chart paper
  • markers

Procedure:

  • Divide students into small groups and provide each group with materials.
  • Students will create a T-chart on their chart paper. On one side, students will brainstorm the advantages of using social media. On the other side, students will brainstorm the disadvantages of using social media.
  • For each of the disadvantages, students will create a plan for overcoming these disadvantages.
  • Have students write a letter to a student in a younger grade level offering them advice on how to safely use social media using the information from the T-chart.

Recipe for Social Media Safety

Materials:

  • recipe cards

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