Teaching children on how to use social media is a bit like teaching them to ride a bike. They start off with training wheels, which provide them with confidence and stability, but eventually, they’ll have to ride freely on their own to truly flourish. If we intend to educate the children of the next generation, we need to create holistic and well-rounded individuals. Let’s not forget, life is not a popularity contest, but our young generation will require reasonable social media skills to know how to engage and behave in a real and virtual world.
The book “Social Media Skills for Young Minds” elaborates on Social media as an important tool for kids on various issues like connecting with people, behaving virtually, keeping secure space and avoiding disastrous consequences. Using social media as a powerful and positive resource can begin at an early age, but if not taught how to “behave” when using social media outlets, these resources can ruin our children’s future.
Following are the table of content for this book
1. Where do you hangout?
2. Why do your parents worry when you hangout online?
3. Somebody is always following you!
4. What’s privacy got to do with it?
5. Meeting people online
6. Here is what you should remember always
7. Bullying online
8. Why this is serious
9. Communicating online
10. Log out
12. Mobile phones: Socializing and communicating on the go!
15. Protect your computers
16. Benefits and Opportunities