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1 “It’s Just Twitter” Ethical Questions in Social Media Culture © Kent Place School. All Rights Reserved.

2 Our Mission To promote the process and practice of ethical decision-making in primary and secondary school communities.

3 Social Media Culture Impact Social networking sites (SNS) are a lifeline for today’s youth. For some, to deny social media access feels like denying access to a best friend or even food. Although carried out digitally, interactions can have the same effects of face-to-face. © Kent Place School. All Rights Reserved.

4 Changes People  profiles Speaking  posting Words  characters © Kent Place School. All Rights Reserved.

5 Case Study I Alice is a conscientious 7 th grader at a prestigious independent school. She appreciates the fact that her parents have made sacrifices in order to send her to this school. Her parents value hard work, family, and education. Alice arrives at school on Monday morning to learn that a picture taken of her at the spring dance is posted on Instagram. Alice has no access to social media; her parents strictly forbid it. She grabs her friend’s iPhone and, much to her horror, sees what her classmates have been talking about. © Kent Place School. All Rights Reserved.

6 Case Study I, Cont’d Alice becomes extremely anxious and preoccupied. She reasons that she must have an Instagram account in order to defend her reputation. She knows that her parents strictly forbid this because they believe it will interfere with her study habits. She knows that she is legally old enough to have an account, however, and it is very easy to sign up. What should Alice do? © Kent Place School. All Rights Reserved.

7 Values Comparison T RADITIONAL V ALUES Responsibility Humility Discretion S OCIAL M EDIA C ULTURE V ALUES Anonymity Self-promotion Publicness* © Kent Place School. All Rights Reserved.

8 “Value” of the EIKPS Approach Identify significant values that shape social media. Provide an opportunity for students to consider personal values and how they can uphold these values. Support student efforts to remain plugged in without significantly compromising personal ethics. © Kent Place School. All Rights Reserved.

9 Thank you! Follow us on Twitter @EthicsInstitute. Like us on Facebook. www.kentplace.org/ethics © Kent Place School. All Rights Reserved.

10 Contact Information Kimberly Coelho – coelhok@kentplace.orgcoelhok@kentplace.org Karen Rezach – rezachk@kentplace.orgrezachk@kentplace.org © Kent Place School. All Rights Reserved.


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