Social Media Sharing: A Community Guide

Steward technology experts weigh in on the best ways to approach, monitor children’s social media usage.

There’s no doubt that social media has completely changed the way our society interacts, and the prevalence of smartphones has made social media a constant presence in our lives. JK-12 Technology Coordinator Robin Ricketts said: “nearly everyone has a smart phone in their pocket these days … for many people, going through a day without their phone is practically unthinkable.”

At Steward, smart technology use is of utmost importance for our students. We reached out to several of our faculty technology experts (Mrs. Ricketts, Lower School Technology Facilitator Kathy Karmolinski, Lower School Character Education teacher Sarah Mayfield, Middle School Technology Facilitator Barbara Coates, and Upper School Technology Facilitator Dr. Samuel Brannon) to ask their thoughts on how we as a community should approach social media and teach children practices for best use. We encourage parents, teachers, and students to read their thoughts and have a conversation about these themes. 

Click on each question below to view responses from our technology experts:

 

 

 

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