Personal networks

Q2 Social Networks in Society

14. Social Networking


In this Quest, you will view the video above about making choices for posting online and identify your online sharing habits. You will then find out about how prospective employers could view your social networking habits and see how this might have an impact on your future. After reading an article and reviewing the Rules of the Road for sharing online, you will have an opportunity to write a letter that lets a job applicant understand how a poor social networking profile can damage chances for employment.

Key Vocabulary:

Prospective employer: a company or individual that might possibly hire you when you submit a job application for a position

Vast: great quantity


1. Watch the Six Degrees of Information 

Six Degrees of Information

Take a Short Survey

2.  Your teacher will ask you to download and take a short survey "Which Teen Are You?" from the video shown above. Use this Reflection Guide (.doc, googledoc) to record your results (and save it for reflections in Quests 3 and 4). Were you suprised by anything you learned?

Social Networks in Society Slideshow

3. Directions: Open the Social Networks in Society  Slideshow (in Canva, in Google slides, .ppt ) with the directions for this part of the activity.

***You will need to open and save a copy of the Stop & Jot document, and open the article.

Article: They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets To be read only one section at a time.
Stop and Jot document to write your thoughts and responses after you read each section. Stop & Jot (.doc , google doc ) guide to jot down your responses after each section of the article.

Rules of the Road

4. Review the Rules of the Road for Kids

  • Guard your privacy. What people know about you is up to you.

  • Protect your reputation. Self-reflect before you self-reveal. What’s funny or edgy today could cost you tomorrow.

  • Nothing is private online. Anything you say or do can be copied, pasted, and sent to gazillions of people without your permission.

  • Assume everyone is watching. There’s a huge, vast audience out there. If someone is your friend’s friend, they can see everything.

  • Apply the Golden Rule; if you don’t want it done to you, don’t do it to someone else.

  • Choose wisely. Not all content is appropriate. You know what we mean.

  • Don't hide. Using anonymity to cloak your actions doesn’t turn you into a trustworthy, responsible human being.

  • Think about what you see. Just because it’s online doesn’t make it true.

  • Be smart, be safe. Not everyone is who they say they are. But you know that.

5. Refer back to the Tweets above and choose two rules that were in violation of being a responsible digital citizen.

6. Download the  letter template or letter for pdf and complete the rejection letter stating why the student has been rejected from a position within the company.  

Completing this Quest

Turn your letter into your teacher for review. 

Check this Quest off on your 21t4s Roadmap 

I have completed this Quest and I am ready for Quest 3

ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits

4. Innovative Designer
a. know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems

6. Creative Communicator
d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for a variety of audiences

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.