Personal networks

Q1 Life Online Step 1: Social Media Use

14. Social Networking
Image of a Bar Graph from Statistica showing minutes per day of daily social media useage usage from 2012 (90 min) to 2023 (151 minutes).

DAILY USEAGE: Did you know that in 2023 the average daily social media usage of internet users worldwide amounted to 151 minutes per day, up from 147 minutes in the previous year? (Daily Social Media Use) This means that the average Internet user spends a little more than two and a half hours per day on social media. 

DISTRACTIONS: We now have easy access to information because of the Internet but at the same time, we have increased distractions because of it. How many times do you go look for information and then find yourself distracted by a text from a friend or a funny and entertaining article?

SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR LIFE ONLINE: In this quest, you will explore life with social media. 


Download or make a copy of the 14.Q1 Social Media & Teens and Tweens Document to use for the activities on this page.

1. Play the video "Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences." 

Direct link to this video

STEPS Continued

2. Open up the 14.Q1 Social Media & Teens and Tweens Document

You will:

  • answer some questions about the video.. 
  • explore additional information about social media for tweens and teens.  
  • do your own survey with your class.

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