Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills?

INTRODUCTION TO FACEBOOK 101: Should schools teach social media skills? That’s what KQED’s Mindshift discussed this week in its “Teaching Strategies” article. Dennis Kelly, president of the United Educators of San Francisco, says teachers are already drowning in work (especially now with Common Core). Educators on the other end of the spectrum, like San Francisco high school counselor Ian Enriquez, use safe social media curriculum from the likes of Common Sense Media to teach students a powerful message: “Although most of it is chatter, some of what might seem harmless leads to tragic consequences.”

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