Lesson: Teaching our Kids Social Media Etiquette
Social media is our way to share our lives and keep in contact with others, and ultimately, is a great tool to use to spread good, helpful, honest information. With so much harmful misuse associated with social media, it’s important for children and families to be aware of proper use and etiquette. Social media makes it easy to say or share whatever you want while hiding behind a screen. It’s important to think before we share and to be positive in our social media encounters so that we can counteract the negative.
The objectives of this lesson are:
- Teach your child the necessary manners associated with social media. Emphasize to them that as they practice and implement proper behaviors in their online lives, they will better understand the importance of using social media as a tool for good.
Looking for more helpful resources?
Our children’s book Noah’s New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good takes children on a journey recognize the power of technology and how they can use it for good!
Our children’s book Petra’s Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure has a whole section on social media with great information and discussion questions.
Looking for a fun family night activity? Try our Social Media Bingo Game: