Grade 7

My Social Media Life

How does social media affect our relationships?

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.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the role of social media in their lives.
  • Reflect on the positive and negative effects social media use has on their relationships.
  • Recognize "red flag feelings" when using social media and use the Feelings & Options thinking routine to consider ways to handle them.
Key Vocabulary: oversharing  ·  red flag feeling  ·  social media
sharing personal feelings, information, or experiences that later make someone feel uncomfortable or regretful
red flag feeling:
when something happens on digital media that makes you feel uncomfortable, worried, sad, or anxious
social media:
websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking
Relationships & Communication
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards
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