Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Adolescent Development

Recently, I was reminded of the importance of understanding childhood development, and how it applies to social media and digital citizenship. Our children, particularly our adolescents, are heavily engaged in social media during a crucial time of physical, emotional, and mental developmental changes. This translates to potential problems in these areas if they are disruptedContinue reading “Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Adolescent Development”

Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking

We all know that social media platforms hold large databases of our personal information. Even when we think we have deleted a post…it still exists with the companies. Even though we don’t know what will happen with this data in the future, we need to engage in real critical inquiry about the ramifications for theContinue reading “Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking”

10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media

  It is always interesting to me, to find out that more and more of our younger students are becoming involved with the Internet and Social Media. Due to their developmental age, most students have some kind of difficulty with self-management throughout childhood. But, this is to be expected with children. They simply lack the maturity,Continue reading “10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media”