Our social platforms are essentially today’s resumes. It’s the avenue through which people learn about us, familiarize themselves with us, and display who we are. Students need to be intentional and thoughtful with their social media to help ensure it adds value and doesn’t hurt them. In this exercise:
- Students will gain an understanding of what a healthy social media account should look like
- Students will become reflective assessing the social media accounts they see online
- Students will start developing the habit of producing healthier social media accounts
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Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.
- What’s the difference between a Green Flag and a Red Flag?
- What are the five core areas that represent F-L-A-G-S?
- The greenest of social platforms are the platforms filled with ______?
Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.
Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.
- Question: What does a Green Flag post look like?
- Reflection: If someone were to audit your social media posts, what flag would they say represent your posts?
- Action: Share post ideas that could represent F.L.A.G.S. on your social media platforms.
Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students.