How To Talk With Caregivers About Kids and Social Media
Social media offers K-12 students a wealth of opportunities to share, connect and learn. But it has downsides, too. High social media use among children and teens is correlated with an increased prevalence of mental health issues. Kids are also at risk of exposure to misinformation, bullying, and racist or other harmful content online.
Educators play a vital role in their students’ growth and development, and they are well-positioned to initiate open and constructive conversations with caregivers about the risks and rewards of social media. In this playbook, we’ll explore how educators can help caregivers talk about social media with their kids. You’ll learn:
Key data points that illuminate the positives and negatives of social media use.
How to start conversations about social media with students’ families.
Best practices to share with families about social media use at home.