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social media awareness is needed in schools...

Discussion in 'Education news' started by denaro23, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. denaro23

    denaro23 New commenter

    Social media is a huge issue in society and it is taking over the world. The kids growing up in todays era need a better understanding of the positive and negatives of social media. i think we need to introduce social media awareness in main stream schools.
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Where do you propose fitting it in. Or what do you propose we drop to make room?
  3. galerider123

    galerider123 Lead commenter

    Internet safety is taught ad nauseum in junior schools.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Maybe the parents who give their children tablets or smartphones need to take some responsibility here? ;)
  5. galerider123

    galerider123 Lead commenter

    Actually, although internet safety is taught vis a vis predators(although not named as such at primary) and bullying, there is no teaching of healthy use of the internet, the dangers of internet addiction etc.
    denaro23 likes this.
  6. denaro23

    denaro23 New commenter

    its very true
    social media awareness its a huge part of kids life aswell as education, some of these kids have a huge amount off followers with know idea who is following them, we need to do youth lead projects on the awareness and dangers on how snapchat,instagram it can be an addiction and even form into depresssion and stress.
  7. denaro23

    denaro23 New commenter

    internet safety yes but i wanna see schools target the social media side of things such as facebook,instagram,snapchat etc its a huge issues some parents do not know the half of what they kids are seeing on these social sites.
  8. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Are you going to train the staff first.
    101 What is social media?
    galerider123 likes this.
  9. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Always taught this. So it is there in many schools. may now be reduced with the switch from ICT to Computing.
    galerider123 likes this.
  10. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    All the schools I know about are trying to address this.
  11. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Senior commenter

    Awareness? The only thing that the students need to be made aware of is the age restrictions for social media - they know everything else better than me. But why is this ANOTHER thing that is the responsibility of schools? How about we make it the responsibility of Facebook or Twitter instead? They are the only ones that can monitor what's going on, I can't.
    If "social media" was a local youth centre where the students went outside of school, and there were constant arguments/fights/fallings out over what happened there, I'd be wanting the youth centre to be doing something to sort it out. Yes, I'd try to educate them* of the possible risks of such youth centres but as others have pointed out, we already do that (with respect to social media, if anyone had lost the analogy!)

    Edit - *them = the students
  12. elder_cat

    elder_cat Established commenter

    Many young people attach more credibility to the opinions of their peers and family, than they do to what 'the teacher' says.

    You could try explaining to them how using social media can sometimes work against you:

    Donald Trump + Twitter = :eek:

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