Kindness Wins by Galit Breen

Galit Breen is a former teacher, now freelances as a writer and is the mom of three children. She wrote the book Kindness Wins to help parents navigate social media with their children. Her own experiences with social media led her to research what was happening in the social media world for kids and realized there was so much that parents need to know. She focuses on ten themes and each one has its own chapter:

  • "Not my Kid" Is Simply Not True
  • Remember There's Someone on the Other Side of the Screen
  • Learn How to Call Each Other Out
  • A Picture Is Worth a Thousand (Nice) Words
  • We Don't Talk about Other People's Bodies
  • If you Wouldn't Say It or Show It to Your Mama, Keep It Offline
  • Learn How to Discuss Hard Things
  • The Internet Isn't Permanent, but It Is Public and It Is Loud
  • Just because You See It, Doesn't Mean It's Yours
  • Anonymous Isn't An Excuse: You're Responsible for Every Word You Write Online

Don’t Let The Bullies Get You Down: How To Use Social Media

Nov 2, 2014 | Author: MaryEllen Fitzgerald-Bord

As I’m sure many of you are aware, Yik Yak isa popular social media app which allows users to anonymously post their thoughts/opinions/quick blurbs about their lives. With the freedom of anonymity also comes the responsibility associated with it as well. This blog post is an easy way to navigate your way through using Yik Yak (as well as various other social media sites) safely and productively.

 1.) Think before you post! Everyone always says this, and for good reason.  More..


Ten Tips for Using Social Media Mindfully

by Lori Deschene of Tricycle.com

1. Know your intentions.
Doug Firebaugh of SocialMediaBlogster.com has identified seven psychological needs we may be looking to meet when we log on: acknowledgment, attention, approval, appreciation, acclaim, assurance, and inclusion. Before you post, ask yourself: Am I looking to be seen or validated? Is there something more constructive I could do to meet that need?
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