General Description

Teenagers are among the most prolific users of Social Media, with some statistics suggesting that up to 95 per cent of teens with access to the Internet are using one or more forms of social media. Like or loathe it, there is no escaping that social media is intrinsic to the teenage life, so the natural progression is that to include the use of social media into Curriculum.

Just as we teach students about social values, personal and community safety, and how to prepare for the world outside of school, it’s increasingly vital that we teach students how to use social media positively, respectfully and safely.

This course explores the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of Social Media, including the negatives and positives of using Social Media. You will learn about how to create a socially connected classroom; how to teach your students to be respectful of each other online; how to teach students to protect their online identity and reputation; how to ward off cyber bullying; and how to build an online Curriculum Vitae that can set your students up for future employment.

By taking this course, you will be better prepared to support your student’s online activities so that they will be protected, safe and prepared. You will learn to be a mentor and role model who fosters positive and appropriate online experiences that set’s your students up for the future.


Upper Primary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Principals, Assistant Principals

Teaching Standards

2.6.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Information and Communication Technology (ICT):  Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning,

4.5.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically:  Incorporate strategies to promote the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction & Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Reference to Professional Standards

  • 2

    Module One - Social Media Overview

    • What is Social Media?

    • What are the Various Types of Social Media?

    • Digital Citizenship

    • Social Media Resources

  • 3

    Module 2 - Cyber Safety

    • Keeping Children Safe Whilst Using Social Media

    • Implications of Using Facebook

    • Your Facebook Reputation Can Help or Hurt Your Future

    • Is Your Cyber "Front Door" Open?

    • Sexting - Think You Know

    • Final Word on Sexting

    • Cyber Safety Check - Lesson Ideas

    • Cyber Safety Resources

    • Tagged, the Film

    • Activity

  • 4

    Module 3 - How You Can Be A Social Media Mentor and Role Model

    • Teaching Students How to Use Facebook Safely

    • Integrating SM into The Classroom

    • Social Media Etiquette

    • FB Safety Activity

    • Resources for Social Media Etiquette

  • 5

    Module 4 - Using Social Media as Academic Tools

    • Facebook & Twitter in the Classroom

    • Facebook For Your Classroom in 7 minutes

    • Trading Textbooks for Twitter

    • Twitter In The Classroom

    • Other Types of Social Media

    • Zoom, Skype & Google Hangouts

    • Facebook Resources

    • Video Conferencing Resources

  • 6

    Module 5 - Creating a Positive Social Media Presence

    • Teaching Students How to Maintain Integrity and Reputation on Social Media.

    • Linkedin - Creating an Online Digital Presence for Your Career

    • Youth and Media

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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