My Social Media Life
(Common Sense Media Lesson)
Essential Question: How does Social Media Affect Our Relationships?
Source: Common Sense Education
Format: 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.