Grade 7

My Social Media Life

How does social media affect our relationships?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

For most middle-schoolers, being on social media can mean connecting with friends, sharing pictures, and keeping up to date. But it can also mean big-time distractions, social pressures, and more. Help students navigate the different feelings they may already be experiencing on social media.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify the role of social media in students' lives.
  • Reflect on the positive and negative effects of using social media on their relationships.
  • Recognize "red flag feelings" when using social media, and consider ways to handle them.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
Social Media Bonds
5 mins.
Watch and Discuss:
Sharing It All
20 mins.
Analyze:
Noticing Red Flag Feelings
15 mins.
Wrap Up:
Social Media and Me
5 mins.

What You'll Need

Student and family resources also available in Spanish
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Lesson Slides
Video: Teen Voices: Friendships and Social Media Watch
Student Handout: Social Media: Good? Bad? Both? Student Version
Student Handout: Noticing Red Flag Feelings Student Version Teacher Version
Lesson Quiz Editable Google form Answer Key
Take-home resources
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