Carrie James on the need to mentor student social media usage
Carrie James, a research director at Harvard University recently appeared at Mashable’s Social Good Summit to speak about the need to mentor young people to use social media for social good.
From the research, the team at Harvard found that:
most young people are devoid of ethical thinking or consideration for others when using the web.
I look at this issue as an opportunity to help our students understand the importance of their ability to communicate in an ethical manner. It’s our job and to help guide them through the landscape of being a responsible digital citizen.
In the video, Carrie James posits a number of methods that we as adults, teachers and mentors can emply to help our students use social media in a positive way.
James references the GoodPlay Project, which takes a look at youth actions with regard to their digital identity and actions while online.