Description: Social media has changed the experience of going back to school for kids. By using social media to stay in-touch throughout the summer, kids are able to draw on each others shared content to start conversations and meet new friends. However, for some this might mean enduring more bullying than before.
Date: September 4th, 2012
Hordes of children across the country are heading back to classrooms, and experts say social networking and smartphones are radically changing the whole back-to-school experience.
“It’s almost like multimedia friendship,” said Ester Cole, psychologist and former chair of the Psychology Foundation of Canada. “It means children have a magnified exposure to information.” Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. What are some of the upsides of kids using social media?
2. What are some of the downsides of kids using social media?