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It's that time of year again when students head back to the classroom. Their cell phones have become an everyday part of their school supplies just like paper, pens, and textbooks. Parents, instructors, and coaches can help kids learn to use social media responsibly by following these five tips on how to take social media back-to-school
The New York Times recently reported that Snapchat, the popular mobile messaging service, agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that messages sent through the company’s app did not disappear as easily as promised and that it may have misled users about how their information is stored and shared, even if unintentionally.
Social media is now becoming a popular and very common pastime for the current generation of school children. With social media playing such a central role in the everyday lives of so many people, and with a large proportion of those who use social media still at school, should school teach social media to their students?
This infographic tells the story of social media among children from a statistical side--an astounding 96% of students who go online use social media--but it also includes ways teachers, schools, parents, and students are working together to use social media to strengthen and build their communities and themselves.
Parents want their children to get the benefits of what the online world has to offer but are often freaked out by the scary stuff out there. It’s even worse particularly for those parents who are not themselves digital natives. I can completely relate to that.
Please explain how the youth of today believes it's OK to publicly humiliate, verbally abuse and broadcast explicit content on the Web. I'm reaching out as a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend and a concerned bystander. Social media is turning our children into monsters!
"A study by EU Kids online showed that Irish Children were the most responsible in Europe, only 7% of our teens add personal contact details to their profiles as opposed to 14% in the rest of Europe and only 11% have public profiles in comparison to 29% in the EU."
" If a version of Facebook - Facebook with stabilisers but still 'cool' - could be created which would have default filters, no advertising, parental involvement, lockdown easy-to-understand privacy settings for those aged 10 -14, then perhaps we would be doing our best to provide children with the benefits of social networking and the training they need to negotiate an adolescence which will have social networking at its core."
The nerve of her! Protecting their security and making independent decisions about the way she raises her own children! How dare she?! Doesn’t she know that Facebook is the only way we communicate online that matters?