Grade 10

Social Media and How You Feel

How can you use social media in a way that feels positive and healthy?
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This lesson meets standards for AASL and ISTE.

Social media plays a big role in most teens' lives, and research shows that it causes intense feelings -- both positive and negative. But not all media use is the same. There are many benefits that come with both active and passive media use. For better social and emotional well-being, encourage students to become creators of digital media, not just consumers.

Students will be able to:
  • Reflect on how their social media use makes them feel and how it compares to other teenagers'.
  • Describe how active and passive social media use can lead to positive and negative feelings.
  • Identify action steps to increase their positive feelings when using social media.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 50 mins.
Social Media and Our Feelings
15 mins.
Different Perspectives
20 mins.
Take Action
15 mins.

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Student Handout: Social Media Perspectives Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
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