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Secondary Social Media Support

This page will focus on sharing resources such as videos, websites, family tips & conversation starters on various social media platforms your kids may be exposed to.

Check back regularly as new learning opportunities will be added throughout the year. 

Spotlight: TikTok

Is TikTok safe? How does it work? Everything you need to know about his popular video-sharing app.

Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok

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Teen Voices: Who Are You on Social Media

When it comes to social media, teens choose how they want to present themselves in the digital space. Whether it's taking and sharing a pic in the moment or staging and posting photos they think are best. Hear from teens who reflect on how these choices were made as they curate their social media lives. As your students watch, encourage them to discuss and think critically about how they present themselves on social versus how they are aiming to be. Haga clic en la rueda dentada para ajustar los subtítulos al español.

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Teen Voices: Friendships & Social Media

Although many middle schoolers use social media to connect to friends, share pictures, and stay up-to-date - are they truly ready to handle the distractions that come with it, or the pressure to constantly share and stay connected? This video provides candid thoughts from teens about these issues. Haga clic en la rueda dentada para ajustar los subtítulos al español.

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Teen Voices: Friendships & Boundaries

In a world of constant connection, texts, and social media - managing friendships and establishing boundaries online can come with benefits, and also some drawbacks. This video provides candid thoughts and feelings from teens about having and maintaining friendships in the digital age. Haga clic en la rueda dentada para ajustar los subtítulos al español.

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Teen Voices: The Pressure to Stay Connected

Kids and teens connect with others through technology, from texting, to online gaming, to streaming TV shows and movies, to posting on social media. But is staying connected digitally 24/7 actually healthy for us? Find out what teens ahve to say about feeling "hooked" to connect. Haga clic en la rueda dentada para ajustar los subtítulos al español.

4 Conversations to have with older kids and teens about their screen time (commonsense.com)

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Best Practices: Additional Resources

6-12 Family Discussion Starters and Tips