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.
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.