Students will have an opportunity to read about real-life stories that were greatly impacted by social media – both positive and negative. Students will learn how to inquire about information before making judgments and posting information you cannot take back.
Purpose of Lesson:
Making social media mistakes is one thing, but knowing how to react or respond is another issue in itself. It is important for kids to understand they are going mistakes, intentional or not, and they need to have a strategy in place for if/when. How students react will make all of the difference for their digital footprint, online reputation, and search results.
Students should do research on their favorite influencer and see how they got popular or something negative that has happened to them because of social media news.
In class discussion prompts:
Have you, or have you ever been involved in a social media mishap? Explain…What was the outcome and what decisions contributed to the outcome (positive or negative)
Think about what you are doing on social media , the good and the bad, are your values and brand connecting with your social media self?
Do you feel social media is overall more positive or more negative? Please explain…