Children have to be at least 13 to sign up for most social media platforms. But we know that many tweens work around this restriction. By doing so they can connect with peers and have fun, but they're also susceptible to a number of risks, from privacy to bullying to challenges to their social-emotional well-being. Reflecting on when kids should be allowed to use social media can help us think through the risks and rewards of using social media, regardless of our age.
Key Standards Supported
Common Core ELA
L.11-12.1, L.11-12.3, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.6, RI.11-12.10, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1a, SL.11-12.1b, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d, SL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.4, SL.11-12.6, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.10, W.11-12.4, WHST.11-12.1b, WHST.11-12.10, WHST.11-12.4
3a, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c
I.A.2, II.A.1, III.A.1, III.A.2, V.A.1, V.A.3, VI.A.1, I.B.3, II.B.1, II.B.2, III.B.1, III.B.2, IV.B.1, IV.B.2, I.C.1, I.C.4, II.C.1, II.C.2, III.C.2, I.D.1, I.D.2, I.D.3, II.D.1, II.D.2, III.D.1, VI.D.1, II.B.3
1d, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3d, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d