Social Media is here to stay and the majority of students are well entrenched using it. How can we help to promote healthy social media use?
Start with an open discussion. Co-create a pros and cons list to social media use. Discuss the pitfalls and strategies to counteract these downsides. Create a list of ways to limit and use social media safely and positively.
Have a respectful class debate with topics like:
Should social media be banned from teenagers?
Should phones be allowed at school?
Should teens have a limited time allowance on social media that activates automatically?
Below are some videos that may start the discussion.