GOAL: Have students pause and think before posting something hurtful or unkind on social media. Encourage them to experiment with these strategies and discuss what they notice.
- Attach a mirror to the side of the computer and watch yourself as you type your post. Does seeing yourself make you feel more ownership over the comment and less anonymous?
- Have students read a negative post about themselves and check their pulse. How does it affect them physically?
- Create a slide deck of mostly positive tweets or comments from social media. Sneak in a slide or two with a really negative post. Have one partner film the other partner while s/he is viewing the slide deck. What do the partners notice about facial expressions and body language while reading positive comments vs. negative?