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Making the Best of Social Media and Education

Parents are bombarded by news stories about the dangers of social media for children, from elementary to high school. Without a doubt, there are some serious issues that can affect the safety of children that go beyond just too much screen time. Parents know about the risks of cyber bullying as well as concerns about what your teenagers post and how it might impact college admissions.

Any technology can be used in beneficial as well as harmful ways. What if educators and parents focused on using social media and education as a way to stimulate students and help them develop study habits? The good news is that many schools are already implementing a constructive approach to social media in an effort to recognize its importance as a communication tool and to connect in a positive way to students in this tech-savvy generation.

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Ellen Goldman