Social Media: Pros and Cons
These sites explore the pros and cons of social media. They include articles and videos delineating the positive and negative perceptions of using social tools such as Facebook, Twitter and more.
Power of Social Media Video
Here is a video statistics on the impact social media. (Total Running Time: 2:38) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Pros and Cons of Social Networking Video
Listen to this video as they describe the pros and cons of social networking with today's teens. (Total Running Time: 1:21) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Safe Social Networks
Here are several tips to help you make the best of the social network experience.
Facebook's Family Safety Center
Learn about Facebook's philosophy in terms of safety.
Parent's Guide to Social Networking Sites
Here is a 3-page PDF of 5 lessons for parents to teach their children about social networking. Includes topics geared at ensuring your children stay safe online.
Dos and Don'ts When Using Social Networks Video
Learn valuable safety tips related to using social networks in this animated video. (Total Running Time: 2:58) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn: The Pros and Cons fo Social Media in Education
This articles explores the possibilities of using social media in education. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Social Media And The Not-So-New Rules Of The Road
Learn about NPR's newly issued and updated ethics guidelines when using social media. NOTE: This site includes ads.
The Potential Dangers of Social Networking Websites
Watch this video to explore some of the potential dangers of social networking. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Facebook Bad For You? Video
This CNN episode explores the potential downfalls of social networking.(Total Running Time: 4:37) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
Social Media Revolution 2011 Video
This video provides statistics on how social media is revolutionizing the way we meet, greet, use, search and interact on both personal and professional levels. (Total Running Time: 2:35)
NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
'Revolution 2.0': How Social Media Toppled A Dictator
Explore how Egyptian then-President, Hosni Mubarak, chose to block Facebook and Twitter that ultimately led to his downfall. NOTE: This site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: Teaching Tips: Social Networking in Education Discuss this eTheme
These websites focus on Social Networking sites as an educational tool. Find out how the social networks are being used in education for educators as well as for students. There are blogs and articles created and participated by teachers and educators discussing different potential approaches to integrate social networking tools in classrooms as well as their experiences of using social networking tools in education. Includes educational applications, best practices, and implementation examples. There are links to eThemes Resources on Teaching Tips: Wikis in the Classroom, Teaching Tips: Using Online Journals and Blogs, and Internet Safety.