Social Media for Students

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Social Media for Students


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Social Media for Students has been designed to give students the information that they need to develop responsible social media habits.  This course illustrates the long-term consequences that irresponsible social media usage can have on a student’s educational, athletic, and professional careers.  It shows students ways in which they can use social media to promote their team, school, community, and their own personal brand.  Social media has turned every user into a mass communicator.  Learning how to skillfully and safely utilize it now, will greatly help you as you continue to use social media in the future.

Content Standard(s):
Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Advanced Kinesiology - Level 1
AK-5.3) Identify how social interaction influences their own nutrition and physical activity choices, and how they respond based on the social situation.

Examples: peer pressure, social media, advertisements

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 6
6.2.3) Investigate how messages from media influence health behaviors.

Examples: social media, fast food advertisements, editing photos to enhance physical appearance

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.8.1) Create ways to influence and support others in making positive health choices.

Examples: using social media campaigns, YouTube live campaign, posters; addressing local school board with the need for quality physical education and healthier food choices

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.3) Analyze how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: addressing topics such as wearing safety equipment, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, suicide, cyber-bullying, weight management, potentially dangerous social media trends

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
Leaders in Health Advocacy
HA.5.1) Identify decision-making skills used in situations that put adolescents and teens at risk.

Examples: recording a fight and posting it on a social media; seeing a friend smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol; hearing a friend talk about shoplifting; hearing plans about a weekend party that will include drugs and/or alcohol; pressure to have sexual relations

a. Identify consequences of making poor decisions to join in or ignore risky situations.

b. Recognize the differences between situations in which one has control vs. a lack of control.

c. Review the importance of successfully managing decision-making skills when confronted with uncomfortable, risky, or dangerous situations.

Tags: social influences, social media, technology, technology influences
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush