Positive Things We Can Teach Our Kids to Do on Social Media
The technology around us has so much potential, and we can teach our kids to be better, learn more, reach out to loved ones, and be more involved in our communities with it. But first they must understand that our ripples affect those around us for better or for worse. We can ignore situations or actively participate.
We can choose to uplift or tear down. We can choose to post useless or useful information. We can choose kindness in the face of an argument or we can choose to escalate.
The following discussions will help your kids understand that their online and “real life” actions always matter:
Potentials of Technology
What are some things you can do with a smartphone, tablet, or computer?
What can you learn, teach others, and create?
What are more ways we can help and uplift others to create positive ripples with technology?
How can small actions online change friendships and family relationships?
How could you change the world using technology?
For more information, check out, Teach Your Kids About Online Ripples: Our Actions Always Matter.
Need help with these discussions? For a great story, including discussions and activities, for kids ages 6-11, check out Noah’s New Phone: A Story about Using Technology for Good. For older kids, try our free, downloadable lesson on Using Technology for Good available on our Lessons Page.