• Do you find social media to be a benefit or a hindrance/danger for teens? 

     

    • How would you compare your personal usage of cell phone/social media to that of your teen? 

     

    • Should we ban cell phones at school?  Should they be banned at your workplace? 

     

    • If comfortable sharing, how do you deal with cell phones/social media with your own children?  Supervised?  Unsupervised?  Limits?  Tracking?  Shared passwords?

    Every student needs a positive relationship with someone.

     

    It can be informational.

     

    Feel that some information on social media is not accurate.

     

    Ban cell phones?

     

     Enforce phone policy in the classroom.

     

    Benefit or Hindrance? 

    BOTH! 

    Benefits

    • Interact with others

    • Availability of information

    Social media is both a benefit and a hindrance/danger. 

    • Maybe the negatives outweigh the positives

    • Enables kids to NOT engage with people

     

    Kids “live what they see”

    Adults are more capable to self-regulate

     

     There needs to be a policy regarding cell phones (consequences)

    Social media is both a Benefit and a Danger. 

    Adults use social less than teens. 

     

    • Needs guides in use. (What does that look like) someone to help 

    • Both/and Benefit/Danger

    • Phones should have a time and place

    • Convenience versus distraction on the high school level

    Social Media - Benefit or Hinderance? 

     

    + Way for Kids to connect

    + Research/information

    - Mistakes not allowed

    - Somehow, comments turn negative

     

    Should phones be banned in School or Work?

    - NO - too difficult

    - Set expectations for responsible use

    Digital media and devices are NOT going away; we ought to show our kids how to safely and healthily use these tools.

     

    Why isn’t MENTAL HEALTH and how to maintain it taught as a subject and skill set starting in elementary grades?

     

    Positives: 

    • charity drives 

    • access to information

    • reminders of events/mass notification

    • social justice causes/involvement.

     

    Restrictions of COVID FORCED many to depend upon electronic communication.

     

    • being present

    • being mindful

    • “super-time”

    • quality time versus quantity of time

     

    As parents/teachers, are we being hypocritical?  

    Are we on our devices all the time even though we tell our kids to limit their use?

     

    Social media provides new opportunities for connection … BUT, what is the

    QUALITY of these friendships?