Social Media Playbook
Social Media Playbook
While we all love the convenient connection and entertainment social media brings to our lives, we hear regularly from parents who are struggling to keep these platforms in their proper place, even as adults. So when it comes to prepping our kids to develop a healthy approach to social media? #Fuhgeddaboudit. That’s why we created this conversation-starting tool for families— a secret weapon to help you equip your kids to think critically about the social media world.
THIS LITTLE BOOK IS HERE TO help you start powerful conversations with your kids. HERE’S HOW TO USE IT:
1- Go through it together. This is the perfect excuse to sit down and connect with your child—we don’t recommend you assign this as an independent study. As their mentor, you’ll have opportunities to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of what you’ve experienced in the social media world.
2- Stay curious. We’ll ask tough questions; you might not know all of the answers. In fact, you might end up with even more questions. That’s okay! Talk it out. Sit in the tensions. Be honest with your thoughts. When you get stuck, ask other trusted friends or loved ones to share their perspective.
3- Slow and steady. This book is short, but it’s meaty. Do not rush through it in one sitting–some families find one lesson per week is a good pace. When you finish one page, put a date on your calendar to unpack the next one.
4- Have fun! With a little reflection—and maybe a little ice cream to fuel your thinking—both you and your child will be better equipped to think critically and engage courageously in the digital world.
“Even though I’ve worked with youth professionally for most of my career, I still find it challenging to mentor my own teens in the world of social media. I just don’t know what questions to ask. This playbook is a godsend—I went through it with my teen and it resulted in some of the most rich, meaningful conversations we’ve ever had. I’m so grateful and will be sharing it with all of my friends.”
— JOEL M.
Tanto si eres nuevo en las redes sociales como si llevas un tiempo utilizándolas, probablemente seas consciente de su apasionante promesa: un espacio para conectar con otros, expresarte y explorar el mundo digital. También es posible que conozcas sus trampas: el aislamiento, la comparación, las conversaciones en línea en las que te sientes herido, ignorado, juzgado y aturdido. E incluso en tus mejores días en las redes sociales, puede que te estés perdiendo de interacciones más significativas y satisfactorias. Este pequeño libro está aquí para prepararte.