Being able to act as a spy and see what we could find out our partners was a lot more fun than I thought. It is crazy to see what others can see that you may have known was visible!
I had the chance to friendly sleuth on Ashlyn’s social media. I have her on every social media except for Facebook so I pretty much had full access to all her posts. I believe it would have been a lot different if I didn’t have her on everything and wasn’t able to access everything throughout her accounts. Here is what I found out about Ashlyn while looking through all of her social media!
I thought my social media accounts were a lot more private then they came out to be. Even though Ashlyn doesn’t have me on Facebook she was still able to see all my photos including the ones that I was tagged in. This got me thinking and realizing that I have to make my accounts a lot more private, especially since I am going into an education career where the little kids are like a little spy’s finding out anything they can on their teacher. I can admit that I live a pretty interesting life with traveling lots, going to many different events, and always being involved in different activities. I feel like with being a teacher it is important to keep my social life away from my students. I need to keep a professional figure around my students and their families.
I read the article Split Image about the girl named Madison. A heartbreaking article to read since no one in her family knew that Madison was upset or planning to kill herself. It’s sad to read something so tragic but the sad thing is that it happens all the time. A line in the article that really stuck out to me was that “everyone presents an edited version of life on social media”. Even though some people have a hard time admitting it, it is 100% true. My social media makes it look like I live a perfect life full of traveling, activities, family, and friends. I am not the one to post my struggles or my feelings but I can admit I go through tough days just like every other human on this planet. I strongly believe that no life will be perfect because without struggles or obstacles we could not make ourselves the strong people we are. As this article states that “it is OK to not be OK”. This line will always be an important quote to remember. As teachers, we need to make talking about mental awareness a normal thing. Letting the students know that there is always someone that is willing to talk and things do get better. Everyone needs to know that they are not alone and that there is always help available. As teachers, we also have to remind students to be careful about what they post on the internet. In the video One Tweet Can Ruin Your Life it knows you what kind of impact social media can have on a person. It shows that no matter what you post on the internet will be there forever. It is important to watch what you say and what you post especially if it could be hurtful or inappropriate for others to see. The internet is a crazy thing.