Personal networks

Q1 Life Online

14. Social Networking


In this Quest, you will learn how students are using social networks and other online sites to share personal information. This information will help you make some decisions about what kinds of online behavior is appropriate for social networking sites. You will use this information to help you create your own social media (network) guidelines in an upcoming Quest.

I Can Statement

  • explain social networking 

Key Vocabulary

Social network: A social network is an online community of people who use a website or app to communicate with each other by sharing comments, images, videos, resources, etc. Common examples include Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Online behavior: Online behavior is the way a person acts online.

Play the Vocabulary Game to practice the Key Vocabulary

You can change the Quiz mode to Match, Test, Learn, Flash Cards, Spell using the selection list at the bottom right of the activity that says "Choose a Study Mode".

Check with your teacher to see if you need to create an account for this PBS learning activity, to save and submit your answers. A Life Online template document is available in Step Two if needed.  


1. To get started to go directly to the PBS Life Online learning activity. You can continue as a Guest, or if your teacher has created an account, he/she can give you login directions. This may take a full class period to complete.

2. Read or view the videos on the nine pages that open in a separate window. Take notes and save them on each page (or use the Life Online Template Google Doc) as you proceed through the Life Online lessons.

3. If you have an account in PBS Learning Media you can click on REVIEW YOUR WORK when finished with the ninth page and then reflect on what you just learned.

4. You can copy and paste out of PBS Learning Media as needed into your template document.

5. Share your Life Online Document with your teacher when you have completed the assignment. 

Completing this Quest

You have completed this Quest after completing the I Can Statement and steps above. You will consider the new information you have learned when you work on your personal guidelines for using social networks in further Quests. 

 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

  I am ready to go on to Quest 2

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals when appropriate and to make choices on how to meet them, develop strategies using technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process. 
d. Understand the fundamental concepts (basics) of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology
c. Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security