Teachers: for the lesson plan associated with this topic, please visit: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/curated-lives
On social media, teens can choose how they present themselves to the world. They might take a pic and share it in the moment — other times they might carefully stage and post only the photos they think are best. In this video, you’ll hear from teens who are reflecting on how they make some of these choices as they curate their social media lives. As your students watch, encourage them to discuss and think critically about the self they’re presenting on social media, and the self they’re aiming to be.