We as educators and parents in today's world think that many times Social Media is the problem with our world and the reason our kids are getting in trouble, getting picked on, etc.
But I will pose these questions to you as a parent or an educator:
Have you ever talked to your kids about proper use of Social Media?
Do you check your son/daughter's social media accounts?
Do your kids have access to it and do they really need it? Why are they using it?
Are you setting good examples on your Social Media?
Do you use Social Media?
True- Many people around the country mis-use Social Media. They use it for bullying, taunting, and telling lies about other people and themselves. They also can hurt themselves by posting inappropriate words, pictures and videos and can cost themselves jobs, scholarships and even relationships. Movie stars and so called celebrities use it to sell themselves or to put down others.
Is this the fault of Social Media????
The world today is changing every second. More people are on Facebook than live in China. Twitter is where all my professional development comes from. Many times all it takes it a quick "tweet" to connect around the world. We need to help educate not only our students-But Educate OURSELVES on how to use Social Media.
Don't let your kids go in blind when using Social Media
Social media is not the enemy. We as adults need to take responsibility to teach our children values, how to use Social media properly, how to talk to people, how to be respectful, how to be loving towards others. Don't use Social Media as an excuse, don't say you don't have time, don't say you don't want to be in your child's private life.
Social media is a tool that we as responsible adults and students can use to learn, enhance our future and share our story.
How will you use it?
It's all about them...
Have an awesome week!
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