Educator Resources for Social Media

Sharing is caring—especially when it comes to social media! These online platforms make it easy to find content that matches your interests and to stay connected with friends. But your contacts aren't the only ones interested in what you post online. Every "like" you click, every video you watch, and every comment you post is valuable data for advertisers. Social media platforms make money by charging advertisers for the space on your screen. That's why these sites use push notifications and other techniques to keep you posting away. That's not necessarily a problem, but it can lead to unwise behavior, like oversharing. It's important to remember that once you share something on the Internet, you can never truly delete it. So before you hit "Post," press "Play" to learn how to make social media work best for you.