Principal’s Thoughts Oct.

Question : what social medias do use and what do you think about social media for us

“I participate in using Facebook, Instagram and a variety of other platforms. I was around when facebook first came out. I was in college and it geared primarily towards college students. It has changed dramatically over the last 15 years and has really involved into a major way many individuals get their information throughout the world.

I personally use my different social media account to keep in touch with friends and family. It’s always nice to see pictures and to see what new things have happened in their lives. I have a lot of family in the Midwest, so this is a great way to see how they are all doing. Some use one versus another so that is why I use different platforms. Some I use more than others.

I think social media can be a great thing when used for the right purposes. Unfortunately, there are the “dark sides” to social media that we have to educate ourselves about and be careful for. Everything from cyberbullying and false information can really make social media a real thorn in the side of society. As a principal, I have had to deal with many issues that start on social media and can really disrupt learning at our schools. It is very important that we stay educated in proper online citizenship and use social media to better our world rather than hurt it.

Lastly I think it is important that social media isn’t the only way to experience the world. We need to put down our phones and computers and get out there and enjoy the simpler things and enjoy each other’s company.”

By: Veronica P., Hope A., Aspen W., Logan F., Mason L.

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