SOCIAL MEDIA BEHAVIOR AND REAL-WORLD CONSEQUENCES
As social media becomes more integrated into everyday life, the negative consequences have become increasingly apparent. Conflicts that begin on social media often have real-world repercussions when things go from virtual to violent. It is therefore important to educate youth on responsible social media use, and the consequences of negative behavior on social media.
The Crime Commission has developed a series of tools to help instruct youth on how to use social media in a healthy, positive manner and inform anti-violence program staff, among others, about potential risks and consequences of harmful social media use. The social media packet includes flyers for youth, a lesson plan, a risk assessment of social media content, protecting your privacy, tips for staff involved in anti-violence programming, and how-to guides covering grief and empathy.