Grade 10

Social Media and How You Feel

How does your social media use affect how you feel?

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.
Key Vocabulary: active use  ·  passive use
active use:
contributing online via posts, comments, or other forms of communication and expression
passive use:
scrolling through online content without reacting to the content
Media Balance & Well-Being
This lesson meets standards for CASELAASLand ISTESee standards

Lesson Plan

50 mins.

What You'll Need

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Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Student Handout: Social Media Perspectives Student Version Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources