In middle school, kids begin their exploration of identity in international journal earnest, and they often experience the pressures of increased expectations. Technology makes these experiences a little more challenging to navigate, especially as social media becomes the primary way they communicate and share with peers.
This set of 15-minute activities will help you lead meaningful conversations with your students about working through the challenges that come with living in an ever-connected world. For the full collection of K–12 activities visit our SEL in Digital Life Resource Center.
Who Are You Talking to Online? (Grades 6–8)
Games, social media, and other online spaces give kids opportunities to meet and chat with others outside their real-life communities. But how well do kids actually know the people they’re meeting and interacting with? Help students be discerning about the people they talk to online, the types of information they share, and the decisions they make when talking to others online.