My Social Media Life

(Common Sense Media Lesson)


Essential Question: How does Social Media Affect Our Relationships?
Common Sense Education
: Lesson Plan, Lesson Slides, Student Video Statements, Feelings and Options Organizer, Circle Questions
Learning Objectives: Students will:

  • Identify the role of social media in their lives.

  • Reflect on the positive and negative effects social media use has on their relationships.

  • Recognize "red flag" feelings when using social media.

Summary: For most middle schoolers, being on social media can mean connecting with friends, sharing pictures, and keeping up-to-date. But it can also mean big-time distractions, social pressures, and more. Help students navigate the different feelings they may already be experiencing on social media.

Modified Lesson Plan

  1. Warm Up: What % of people in your grade are on social media?

  2. Circle Conversation: Relationship Skills in Digital Life: 3 Rounds

Grade 7 - My Social Media Life - Lesson Slides