Social Media, Tragedy, and Activism – WHS 172

When tragedy strikes in our country or around the world, social media is flooded. Some of the posts are compassionate and heartfelt while others can be callus or indifferent.

How are we as parents to respond to our kids when they ask about what they’ve seen on social media? In this special episode of The Wired Homeschool I examine how a parent should respond to their child after tragedy is exposed on social media.
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Thanks to Michael T. Hansen from the Great Commission Transmission Network and Finding Christ in Cinema for providing a great outline of how we should guide our kids through difficult events.

Benefits of Social Media
Real Time news/video
Hashtags
Facebook’s “Safety Check”

Drawbacks of Social Media
Groupthink (Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Loss of critical thought
Propensity to pit groups of humans against one another

Parent’s Response
Ask our children questions
Dialogue
Encourage original thought

Additional commentary is from Derek Gilbert of View From the Bunker and PID Radio.

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