Session 358: Teaching students about Social Media

  1. It's 8pm and time for #UKEdChat. Tonight we are discussing 'Teaching students about Social Media'. Answer Q1, Q2, Q3 with A1, A2, A3 etc. https://t.co/pohMOVLZDl
    It's 8pm and time for #UKEdChat. Tonight we are discussing 'Teaching students about Social Media'. Answer Q1, Q2, Q3 with A1, A2, A3 etc. pic.twitter.com/pohMOVLZDl
  2. #UKEdChat Q1.
How can schools & teachers teach pupils about the perceived dangers of using social media?
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    #UKEdChat Q1. How can schools & teachers teach pupils about the perceived dangers of using social media? Remember to use the hashtag. pic.twitter.com/I6t86ciokg
  3. @UKEd_Wales hoping to make sure the wifi doesn't drop in the Surrey countryside. Good evening everyone. Noswaith dda. #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/875427903672127488 
  4. A1 By understanding the dangers and benefits themselves! Using it in responsibly in the classroom and demonstrating good practice #ukedchat
  5. @UKEd_Wales Do you think pupils who say all the right things in e-safety lesson actually do the right things when out in 'the wild'? #ukedchat
  6. A1: Have a class discussion, talk about how we know (or don't know) people are who they say they are, what to do if unsure etc #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/UKEdSch/status/875428011390251009 
  7. @UKEd_Wales There are lots of examples of bad practice that can easily be found to demo how 'not to' do it #ukedchat
  8. #UKEdChat Q2
How can schools & teachers warn students about the possible long-term implications of posting on social media? https://t.co/qfEfpOCc30
    #UKEdChat Q2 How can schools & teachers warn students about the possible long-term implications of posting on social media? pic.twitter.com/qfEfpOCc30
  9. #ukedchat A1 I agree with @Elizabethutch where safer to discuss social media bullying than in the classroom? #ukedchat
  10. @UKEdSch A1. The @LGfL #Cyberpass is fantastic for helping students understand how to navigate the online world #UKEdChat
  11. @UKEdSch A1 #ukedchat Social media is a huge part of our lives now, particularly our students. A way of teaching could be helping our Ss (part 1)
  12. @UKEdSch A1 #ukedchat ...set up accounts and teaching them about functions as well as privacy settings (part 2)
  13. A1 - sometimes best to be honest and share some of the more 'difficult' stories of how it has an impact on others #ukedchat
  14. #ukedchat Q1 as an English teacher, I'd say we can teach them to understand the power of language and manipulation online using #pshe
  15. A2 There are lots of examples out there but it is the current examples that matter most. Thinking of uni..Landlords checking FB, #ukedchat
  16. A2 - I recently did a session with pupils in HKong about 'sexting' and how easy it is to get hooked by 'flattery' not a gd ending #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/UKEdSch/status/875429594983260160 
  17. A2 - It shocked them and the discussion went on to how they needed to be mindful of ppl who may seem genuine but aren't. #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/UKEdSch/status/875429594983260160 
  18. @UKEdSch A2 Nothing can leave more of a lasting impression than real examples of implications #ukedchat
  19. A2 we invited local police in to talk about how social media bullying has led to real world consequences #ukedchat
  20. A2:Teachers ask followers to RT something to demonstrate how quickly and how widely something can be seen #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/UKEd_Wales/status/875430360280170496 
  21. @ukedchat A2 Written about this often, and most ADULTS don't realise! Your social presence will follow you through life. #UKEdChat
  22. @MsTweetiePye Yes this is so important! Helps kids realise the lasting impact their words can have. And once on the internet... #ukedchat
  23. A2 @CEOPUK were also brilliant when they attended my school to help and shock and just show and share the truth of being careful. #ukedchat
  24. @UKEdSch A1: Schools & teachers need to KNOW the dangers of social media themselves - implicitly! Only then can they pass knowledge down #ukedchat 👌
  25. @kieronmiddleton Great idea! Sometimes it's important to stress how what you post now can impact you in your future #ukedchat
  26. @UKEd_Wales Adults get pulled in too. When someone criticises something you write you can feel hurt. Don't take it personally #ukedchat
  27. #UKEdChat Q3.
How can schools support students if things go wrong for them on social media? https://t.co/ySpJuDxk6C
    #UKEdChat Q3. How can schools support students if things go wrong for them on social media? pic.twitter.com/ySpJuDxk6C
  28. A2 - ask the class who would be happy for me to view their social media profile on the whiteboard in front of the class... #ukedchat
  29. @ICTmagic @ukedchat Agreed! It takes self control to remember anyone can read it. Think before you post in anger! #ukedchat
  30. @ukedchat A3. Should start before the problem occurs, in that pupils know they can come to you, even if they have done something silly. #UKEdChat
  31. @YouHueApp @kieronmiddleton Do you find they often respond better to external agencies than teachers in school? A2 #ukedchat
  32. @UKEdSch A3 Firstly schools need to provide ss with an environment where they'd want to talk about what's gone wrong & not feel embarrassed #ukedchat
  33. Seen a lot of bullying and rudeness on twitter which can not be taken back! It's often like a playground for some. A2 #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/Elizabethutch/status/875431441491996673 
  34. @ukedchat A2. I think students need to be taught about complacency #UKEdChat - Are we *really* sure that Snapchat images disappear forever?
  35. @UKEdSch Ss won't always feel comfortable going to a teacher or may feel worried about how they would be perceived #ukedchat
  36. @kieronmiddleton Students in one class were asked to look and comment on their friends pages. prior to writing CV's. interesting exercise #ukedchat
  37. A3 #ukedchat Ensure there is a good supportive well-being network for them and highlight the errors of how easy it is to get hooked.  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/875431445573103616 
  38. A3: Help them to learn from their mistakes. What went wrong? What could they have done differently? What could they do next time? #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/UKEdSch/status/875431437243207680 
  39. @ICTmagic @ukedchat Completely agree. Can't be one off, reinforce info/ advice/ tips in newsletters; website etc. Open door and building trust is key #UKEdChat
  40. @ukedchat A3. I think some teachers need to keep updated with SM trends and SM platforms which their students use, to understand them & use #ukedchat
  41. Hi all! Noa from Israel, tuning in late. I'm sure I'll catch up. #ukedchat
  42. @UKEd_Wales It seems to give people confidence to say things that they would not say to someone's face. Hiding behind a screen. #ukedchat
  43. @UKEdSch Offer support when it does happen. Also make sure there is clear accountability. #UKEdChat
  44. @ICTmagic @ukedchat Yes, encouraging an open dialogue is key. So much of what happens on social media stays behind screens, it can be hard to monitor #ukedchat
  45. No they don't - that's why they often don't see the link between the world and the classroom. Bring the real world into the classroom more.  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/875429279290593280 
  46. @KLMorgan_2 @ICTmagic @ukedchat We also need to remember that many pupils start on SM platforms very young. #ukedchat
  47. @UKEdSch More importantly. Get in there before it becomes a problem. #proactive #UKEDChat
  48. @Elizabethutch @UKEd_Wales Absolutely, it can be really damaging to the wellbeing of those on the receiving end sometimes #ukedchat
  49. @digicoled @ukedchat Yes, I've wondered about this. Somewhere there's a snapchat heaven with billions of photos of humans with dog ears and tongue 🙈
  50. @nickotkdV @UKEdSch Agree. Also make clear the repercussions, the impact it can have on those affected #ukedchat
  51. @digicoled Could that present its own problems? Students attempting to communicate or 'spoof' teachers who may be on an unfamiliar platform? #ukedchat
  52. @kieronmiddleton I bet! I think a lot of the ins-and-outs of social media is news to a lot of us adults. It's such a new form of communication #ukedchat
  53. @ukedchat A3. I also wonder whether schools should have a Social Media Lead Teacher who can support staff and students in all platforms #UKEdChat
  54. A3 - I think staff need to be made aware of mistakes that students can make on social media. Be prepared to respond approprately #ukedchat
  55. @digicoled @KLMorgan_2 @ICTmagic @ukedchat They do, where I had Facebook, students today have Snapchat and Instagram. Very different platforms with different functions #ukedchat
  56. @digicoled @ukedchat Absolutely! There are lot of T's who do not want to use SM or online tools. Need to try before they say no. Ask for help if unsure #ukedchat
  57. UKEdChat A2 Encourage them to be open and honest with what they do and explain/show them the dangers dont just tell them of the dnagers
  58. @KLMorgan_2 @ukedchat #UKEdChat Yes, I think that one day a great hack will reveal millions of pictures people thought were temporary and deleted.
  59. @Elizabethutch @UKEd_Wales Try responses in the same way to students when critique good and areas to improve so tone is balanced #ukedchat
  60. @digicoled @ICTmagic @ukedchat Indeed. iPads & smartphones have replaced the good old 'playing out', watching children's TV on ITV/BBC etc.
  61. @ukedchat Model best practice in our own & school/college accounts.This is a key digital skill that can help students with future employment #UKEdChat
  62. #UKEdChat Q4
Is it possible to teach about social media from behind a school firewall, or if mobiles are banned?
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    #UKEdChat Q4 Is it possible to teach about social media from behind a school firewall, or if mobiles are banned? Use the hashtag! pic.twitter.com/5TnG2OKPu2
  63. @ukedchat @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @KLMorgan_2 Yes A4 #UKEdChat - It's critical. Could be done within PSHE or citizenship, or even tutor/registration sessions.
  64. Agree....had a look at it today and am so excited I am almost ready to slip it into my MH & Wellbeing Keynote tomorrow...#ukedchat A3  https://twitter.com/YouHueApp/status/875434019957219328 
  65. A3 Getting S's to talk about it. Understand that we all make mistakes and learning from them helps. #ukedchat
  66. A4 #ukedchat I do believe it is with the right embedded tools in presentations etc. The teacher also needs to know where and what to look 4  https://twitter.com/UKEdSch/status/875434343853826048 
  67. @ukedchat @YouHueApp @KLMorgan_2 A4 I think it's crucial that social media is taught, yes. Whether it's in a citizenship lesson or IT, it can be incorporated in. #ukedchat
  68. @ukedchat @YouHueApp @KLMorgan_2 A4 It doesn't have to be restricted to those 2 lessons, it can be incorporated into classroom and subject #ukedchat
  69. Kids will use SM whether it's allowed in schools or not. The key is finding a way to have open, candid conversation with them #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/UKEdSch/status/875434343853826048 
  70. A4 firewalls are there to protect but unless students are taught to use SM well schools are missing a real world opportunities. #ukedchat
  71. @RPUffendell @ukedchat @SLTchat This is a great point Richard. We're struggling with this too. At the moment we ask for student consent at the time. #ukedchat
  72. @ICTmagic @ukedchat Done right can be a +ve as can be professional tool. If it not for Twitter @S_J_Lancaster I would not prof' influence each other #ukedchat
  73. @YouHueApp I'm running the @UKEd_Wales account too! 😉 Ref the #UKEDChat this evening 👍👍
  74. A4: Social media can have a MASSIVE impact on student wellbeing; ensuring it can be taught needs to be a priority in schools asap. #ukedchat
  75. @Team_Satchel @ukedchat @YouHueApp @KLMorgan_2 A4 Indeed. Every teacher has something to offer. History teachers are experts in assessing sources (fake news) for example. #ukedchat
  76. @digicoled @ukedchat @YouHueApp @KLMorgan_2 A4 It's necessary. It poses dangers that go beyond bullying, Ss must be made aware of them all to learn to protect themselves #ukedchat
  77. @Elizabethutch @ICTmagic @ukedchat So remember would you say it in person or the tone you would use in person #ukedchat
  78. @UKEd_Wales It's possible by why? It's like reading about baseball, you understand it more but until you play you'll never improve ⚾️ #ukedchat
  79. @UKEd_Wales @YouHueApp It's about the same - external agencies reinforce what staff are saying #ukedchat
  80. @ICTmagic @Team_Satchel @ukedchat @KLMorgan_2 Current events must b interesting sources right now!Hashtags can also help to identify specific communities online for any subject #ukedchat
  81. @UKEd_Wales Same with social! Only through real experiences in a safe environment will pupils learn about it more! #ukedchat
  82. #UKEdChat Q5
For students, what do you think are the most positive reasons for engaging with others on social media?
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    #UKEdChat Q5 For students, what do you think are the most positive reasons for engaging with others on social media? Remember the hashtag! pic.twitter.com/upBEfoHrLq
  83. #ukedchat Parents need to have lessons on how to support young people in their care and when to pulled the plug on the wi-fi, etc.
  84. A5: Finding like-minded communities. Can be especially good for students who feel isolated at school. Also developing comms skills #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/875436405874343936 
  85. @UKEdSch A3 Support student to contact social media company to remove posts & redistribution posts 1/2 #ukedchat
  86. A5 #ukedchat popularity rates...likes, followers etc gives intrinsic motivation to see how popular they are. Speed of responses too.  https://twitter.com/UKEdSch/status/875436495695491072 
  87. @ukedchat @KLMorgan_2 @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @anortcliffe @kieronmiddleton #UKEdChat A5. For students/teens, the social aspect of life is v. important. Connecting with idols, friends etc. gives a sense of belonging.
  88. @UKEdSch A2 Request to remove posts can be req' data protection act redistributed without permission if private post made public #ukedchat 2/2
  89. They love it when they can see people are watching or RT or tagging etc it's like moving up a level in a game. A5 #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/UKEdSch/status/875436495695491072 
  90. @UKEdSch It's not about reasons for doing it. The simple fact is it's A WAY OF LIFE for pupils now - they are true digital natives! #ukedchat
  91. @ukedchat @KLMorgan_2 @YouHueApp @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @anortcliffe @kieronmiddleton A5 It's a great way to keep up to date with current events & news. It helps engage Ss more in what they wouldn't usually look at #ukedchat
  92. @effortfuleduktr @cbokhove #UKEdChat I find how people understand world and interact with it vital in teaching and especially learning
  93. For many A5 #ukedchat it's quick way of collating and collecting real time information to inform, chat, share etc  https://twitter.com/UKEdSch/status/875436495695491072 
  94. Agreed -Social media used by all areas of society to get messages to masses - it needs to be taught through a range of subjects #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/Team_Satchel/status/875435161386708992 
  95. A5 Students need to learn about the expertise that is available through SM especially when entering the world of work. #ukedchat
  96. I always think that we are missing a trick. Show them how much they can learn from and with others in a pedagogical sense. A5 #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/UKEdSch/status/875436495695491072 
  97. Yes, it also helps prepare students for interacting online in their work life. Crucial as workplaces are increasingly digital! #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/FE_lecturer/status/875437344840724480 
  98. @ukedchat @KLMorgan_2 @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @anortcliffe @kieronmiddleton #UKEdChat connect with classmates, tutors, employers and idols to hold engaging discussion. Get up to date information and connect instantly
  99. Apologies everyone I have to dash to a meeting now. Great chat. Good to talk share and show how social media can be super positive #ukedchat
  100. @UKEd_Wales A5 It's great for involvement & allows ss to voice THEIR views, concerns, feedback, criticism. Gives them confidence in themselves #ukedchat
  101. #UKEdChat Q6
How can social media bridge the gap between home and school?
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    #UKEdChat Q6 How can social media bridge the gap between home and school? Remember to use the hashtag in your tweets. pic.twitter.com/IYww83noC9
  102. A6. #UKEdChat Twitter helps an increasingly socially connected community to keep up with the events in school  https://twitter.com/ukedsch/status/875438538598350848 
  103. That's the beauty social opens to schools! It offers an opportunity to build a real community that goes beyond the school gates #UKEdChat  https://twitter.com/ukedsch/status/875438538598350848 
  104. @Elizabethutch @Team_Satchel @ukedchat @YouHueApp @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @anortcliffe @kieronmiddleton Agree. It opens up the whole world; allows them to explore diff ideas, perspectives, cultures; communities. Find their voice #UKEdChat
  105. @digicoled @ukedchat @KLMorgan_2 @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @kieronmiddleton Have to agree for daughters at girls only school her friends found a gang of boys similar values & interests via snapchat #ukedchat
  106. A6 an easy way to inform parents in an informal way what is happening at school. A quick tool and easy to read #ukedchat
  107. @ukedchat @KLMorgan_2 @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @kieronmiddleton A5 For studies they use it to manage groupwork, in fact their approach to FB in groupwork can be v. Professional #ukedchat
  108. @ukedchat @kieronmiddleton @Team_Satchel @YouHueApp @KLMorgan_2 @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @anortcliffe A6. It must. Ask pupils what platforms their parents are using, and push out notification, news etc regularly #ukedchat
  109. @andrewdowell @YouHueApp @ukedchat @Team_Satchel @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @anortcliffe @kieronmiddleton Definitely. Connectivity and networking are powerful tools for self development, which impacts on so many areas. #UKEdChat
  110. @UKEdSch @ukedchat A5. Good for pupils that find it difficult to express issues; they can gain support from those going through the same thing. #UKEdChat
  111. @andrewdowell @ukedchat @KLMorgan_2 @Team_Satchel @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @anortcliffe @kieronmiddleton Plus, lots of employers looks at social media accounts to make assessments on you...so kids need to know and be self-aware! #ukedchat
  112. @UKEdSch A6 quick communication of +ve news stories, praise publicly, discipline in private! #ukedchat it is alt' Comms channel
  113. @andrewdowell @ukedchat @KLMorgan_2 @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @kieronmiddleton Employers good one I've had HE student's make prof' contacts aided secure placements. Creates a professional profile #ukedchat
  114. #UKEdChat Q7
What good practice of students using social media have you seen in schools?
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    #UKEdChat Q7 What good practice of students using social media have you seen in schools? Use the hashtag in your tweets. pic.twitter.com/4eQKDbliZ3
  115. School is a GREAT place to learn about Social media. Managable scale, immediate feedback and mentorship! #ukedchat
  116. A7 seen a teacher evaluate understanding through a designated hashtag. It worked really well #UKEdChat
  117. @ukedchat @anortcliffe @YouHueApp @KLMorgan_2 @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @kieronmiddleton @rjmgteach A7 I see students discussing homework & providing help to each other. As long as it's not giving answers away, it's great! #ukedchat
  118. @andrewdowell @ukedchat @kieronmiddleton @Team_Satchel @YouHueApp @KLMorgan_2 @UnioByHarness Remove feeling of isolation. @uni' they message others in lec' ask if they've understand lec' they share learning help each other #ukedchat
  119. @DevorahHeitner Agree. Perfect setting #UKEdChat Yet staff/teachers need to be on top of the SM environment to advise sensibly, not falling for hyperbole.
  120. @ukedchat @anortcliffe @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @KLMorgan_2 @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @kieronmiddleton @rjmgteach A7. Twitter is good for asking questions and developing a discussion. Also the word limit can be a welcome summarising challenge. #ukedchat
  121. A7:We're actually an app to help students (discreetly) talk about issues with wellbeing, such as social media issues. Check us out #ukedchat
  122. A7 we have used Google mystery hangouts to connect students across the world. Critical thinking at it's best! #UKEdChat
  123. @ukedchat @anortcliffe @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @KLMorgan_2 @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @kieronmiddleton @rjmgteach I've only really ever seen instagram accounts for departments. Does snapchat work if it's instantly lost (apart from stories)? #UKEdChat
  124. At this point, I’d like us all to remember that online games are also social networks, and bullying etc can take place on those #ukedchat
  125. #UKEdChat
What can social networks, like @TwitterUK, do to improve the user experience for young users?
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    #UKEdChat What can social networks, like @TwitterUK, do to improve the user experience for young users? Remember the hashtag in your tweets. pic.twitter.com/UI3o7ztjvl
  126. @intSchools @UKEdSch @ukedchat Agreed. Pupils should always be aware of the dangers of the internet and report any issues that they experience. #ukedchat
  127. Playing online games (such as GTA or FIFA etc) have talk rooms etc built within. These environments are also social networks #UKEdChat
  128. #UKedchat, not just on instagram, but on Youtube as well, gr8 4 practicing language, esp. 4 foregin students #ESL #EFL #eltchat  https://twitter.com/andrewdowell/status/875440981570617345 
  129. @ukedchat @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @KLMorgan_2 @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @kieronmiddleton @rjmgteach A7 In college and University Facebook groups to manage group coursework #ukedchat, as provides clear Comms, voting, file control etc
  130. A6 you have to be v careful using social media for coms as lots of parents don't understand that things can be read by anyone #UKEdChat
  131. @ukedchat @TwitterUK @Team_Satchel @KLMorgan_2 @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @anortcliffe @kieronmiddleton @rjmgteach Perhaps be more aware of the growing number of young users, and help filter content visible to them/flag dodgy content? #ukedchat
  132. @mscro1 Instagram was used at the time to force students to keep it brief. #UKEdChat
  133. @YouHueApp It was :) linked a school in Alderney to a school in Arkansas. Such an great learning tool. #ukedchat
  134. @andrewdowell @ukedchat @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @KLMorgan_2 @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @kieronmiddleton @rjmgteach Google hangouts is better 8 can conf' call and share screens for free #ukedchat Designed and rehearsed conf' presentation with students
  135. Make people watch a short video that tells them clearly the risks of posting things online before they're allowed an account. #UKEdChat  https://twitter.com/ukedsch/status/875441793390829568 
  136. @ukedchat @MissClarkeSci @anortcliffe @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @KLMorgan_2 @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @kieronmiddleton @rjmgteach I'm very wary of data saving with Snapchat. You only here gvt moan about encryption apps #UKEdChat Never snapchat! Are they collecting info?
  137. Noooo is it over already?! LOVED this weeks #UKEdChat! Don't forget to check us out for your kids' wellbeing needs!  http://www.youhue.com   https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/875442988754780160 
  138. @andrewdowell @ukedchat @anortcliffe @YouHueApp @Team_Satchel @KLMorgan_2 @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @kieronmiddleton @rjmgteach Good rule of thumb for videos! 2 mins & under upload to Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter/Instagram natively. 2 mins & over use YouTube #UKEdChat
  139. @KLMorgan_2 @lcatherine91 @YouHueApp @ukedchat @Team_Satchel @Elizabethutch @UnioByHarness @andrewdowell @kieronmiddleton @rjmgteach Re-editing is that a bad thing if it is teach you to construct, read, reflect and edit your message = better communication? #ukedchat
  140. @UKEdSch Is so universally unused and most of it is free and convenient. #UKEDChat
  141. #UKEdChat in great form tonight. Thanks for the conversations folks
  142. Thanks for the learning and chat tonight! Keep tweeting :) #ukedchat