Personal networks

Q4 Safe and Smart

14. Social Networking

If the video above doesn't play, please click here  to watch it. 

Introduction

How involved should parents be in monitoring their children’s use of social media (social networks)? Parents want to feel their children are safe and making responsible decisions that are favorable to their future. Many students want privacy, or at least the ability to connect with their friends without having someone look over their shoulder. Is there a balance between these two positions? In this Quest, you are going to produce your own Social Networking Contract with guidelines you can share with your parents and with other students.


Key Vocabulary:

Reputation: how you are viewed by people and by your community and the way these people think of you

Social media contract: a list of guidelines for someone who posts content on a social network that a person uses when interacting with others in a social network


Steps:

Activity One

For Activity #1, your teacher will put you into groups of 3-4. Your teacher will choose whether to have you share your group decisions in the form of a class discussion or by posting to a social location such as a discussion board (Edmodo, Blackboard, Moodle), an online wall (Padlet, Lino) or in a shared document.

Read this article about Social Media Contracts. After you read, discuss the three statements below with your group and have your group decide on a position using a 1-10 scale (1 = we totally disagree, 5 = we agree with some of it, but have some considerations, and 10 = we completely agree). Your group must defend the ranking by citing reasons for your position.

STATEMENT ONE: Students should be at least 13 years of age to use social media sites such as Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram.

STATEMENT TWO: Parents should have knowledge of any social media site their children use, including access to the username and password.

STATEMENT THREE: A social media contract is a good way for parents to set guidelines for social media use by their children.

Activity Two

2. For your final activity in this Thing, you will create your own Social Media Contract using Canva to create an online poster. Follow your teacher's directions for creating an account in Canva, or use another tool as directed by your teacher. Note: Canva also has an iPad app.

Watch the video below and take some notes in the "Thing 14 Social Network Reflections" template provided in Quest 2.    

Post-to-be Private (about oversharing information) 

Using Canva (YouTube tutorial by Canva, Design School tutorials) or another tool your teacher suggests, you are going to create a Social Media Contract poster in which you list the rules you agree to follow when using social media, either now or in the future.

Social Networking Contract Template (.doc, Google doc)

Review the notes you took as you watched the Do's and Dont's in the Introduction as well as Post-to-be Private, and think about the things you have learned from the various activities you did as you went through this Thing. Be sure to sign your contract! You may be asked to present this poster to your parents for consideration or share it with other students, so be thoughtful about what you feel are the most important rules to follow when using social networks.

Completing this Quest

Share the link for your social networking contract with your instructor (or post it following your teacher's directions). 


Check off this Quest on the 21t4s Roadmap


awardiconI have completed the Quests as assigned by my teacher.
Go to the graduation page for this Thing.

ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learning
a. articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
b. Build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process
c. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

7. Global Collaborator
b. Use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts, or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.