Using Twitter Wisely


New “Language” Has Teens–and Critics—all A-Twitter.

Teens are increasingly turning to Twitter as an alternative or addition to other social media platforms. Like any technology, it has its own language, culture... and risks. How are teens using Twitter and how can they minimize privacy concerns? While you can make your Twitter account "private," or even use a pseudonym, others may still be watching-including peers, school officials, parents, and even Homeland Security.  Read on for more details and a lesson plan.

This lesson, activities, parent and educator tips, and supporting resources are brought to you by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) and Cable in the Classroom.  You can find others in this series here, or at the iKeepCurrent website.

Originally posted February 7, 2012 at iKeepCurrent.


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