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2015-2016 Technology Class Scope & Sequence

Students and Social Media

In technology class we learn about digital citizenship and how to be safe online.  Most social media terms and conditions require uses to be the age of 13 to have their own.  As adults, it is our kuleana to take care, monitor, and help develop a positive digital footprint for our keiki.  Students are at the age where they are diving into social media.  It can be very challenging to restrict or prohibit the use of social media.  However, we can teach our children how to use these tools appropriately and be smart about social media.  Here are a few rules of thumb for social media…

  1. Act the same online as you would in person
  2. Remember that private isnʻt as private as you may think
  3. Does it pass the THINK test (is it true? helpful? inspiring? necessary? kind?)
  4. The Golden Rule: Treat others as you want to be treated.  Think, “If someone posted this about me, how would I feel?”

Below you will find some links to inform you further on social media use with children.

Childrenʻs Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Twitter information for families

Instagram information for families

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