Social Media Trials and Tribulations: It’s All About the “Like”

by Dr. W. Joy Lopez 

With new technology comes new challenges. Learn about how you can help your students navigate the world of social media.

Today’s students have never known a time without online social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

As educators, we often feel as if we are in a M.A.S.H. unit when it comes to student use of social media. We are consistently in a position of damage control. This article outlines some of the issues associated with social media to help increase understanding of what our students are doing online so we can become proactive in helping them maneuver through this virtual world.

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