Classroom resources for teachers

Social media is a powerful influence reshaping the world of today and tomorrow. As today’s children and adolescents grow into tomorrow’s leaders, how do we reset the defaults of social media so that it becomes more of a force for good?

Access these resources for use when teaching your students about social media.

This three-minute video narrated by the principal of Sydney girls’ school Loreto Kirribilli, Ms Anna Dickinson, makes a great conversation starter about the challenges of social media.

Watch video

Hear Stephen Finlay discussing the ethical and philosophical issues raised by social media

The Australian Editor-at-Large Mr Paul Kelly’s article ‘Big Tech threat to young women compels us to act’ provides an accessible introduction to some important ethical problems posed by social media.
Read article

Hear Paul Kelly discussing the democratic challenges of social media

Read about some of the issues involved in making social media a force for good in this summary of a panel discussion at NSW Parliament House on 15 March 2022.

Read summary

Hear Gemma Chittendon discussing the impact of social media on young people

Search for “social media” on EthicsFinder to find more resources for discussing this topic.

These resources have been generated from an Ethos 2022 event on the ethical challenges posed by social media, presented by Australian Catholic University in collaboration with Loreto Kirribilli.

Ethos is ACU’s new series of major events about public ethics and the future of Australia.

Learn more about Ethos

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