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Want Kids to Be Kind on Social Media? Let Them Chat

Allow students to make social media mistakes in a kind, supportive setting.
Someday, I’d like all of my students to grow up to be the kinds of people I would want to friend on Facebook, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or whatever the social media du jour is at the time. Even if they don't seek me out, I'd like to think I'd be proud to include them in my social media circle. With this goal in mind, I wonder every day what I can be doing now, today, to make it happen. I hope my colleagues feel the same way. One of my main avenues to creating thoughtful, ... Read more
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Expert Interview: Howard Gardner

In this expert interview, Common Sense Media met with renowned educator and psychologist Howard Gardner of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. We talked about his latest research on digital media, ... Read more
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Expert Interview: Katie Salen

In this expert interview,  we sat down with Katie Salen  (Director of Institute of Play and associate professor in the Design and Technology department at the Parsons School of Design) to talk ... Read more
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Expert Interview: Henry Jenkins

Do you wonder how kids are being affected by growing up in a globally interconnected, multicultural, participatory world? In this expert interview, Henry Jenkins (Provost’s Professor of Communication, ... Read more
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