Who Are You Online?
What does it actually mean to "be yourself" or to "be "real"? Those are deep thoughts for any middle-schooler. For kids today, these questions matter online, too. Help your students explore why some people create different or alternate personas for themselves online and on social media.
Warm Up: Why "Finstas"?10 mins.
Explore: Which Me Should I Be?15 mins.
Debate: The Finsta Debate20 mins.
Have students apply what they have learned by completing the "Online Identities" Activity on TestDrive, a social media simulator. Students go through a self-guided activity to reinforce key concepts and practice managing online identities. For more information, download the Social Media TestDrive Educator Guide.