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Student Well-Being Surgeon General: Kids Under 14 Should Not Use Social Media
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said social media threatens kids' ability to develop a healthy identity and sense of self.
Student Well-Being Misogynist Influencer Andrew Tate Has Captured Boys' Attention. What Teachers Need to Know
Middle school boys, in particular, are repeating Tate's offensive language and ideas in the classroom, teachers report.
Classroom Technology Most Teens Learn About Climate Change From Social Media. Why Schools Should Care
Teens are getting information on climate change from YouTube and Facebook, underscoring the need to teach media literacy in schools.
Student Well-Being Seattle District Sues Social Media Companies Over Students' Mental Health
The district says it has had to hire additional mental health professionals to meet students' growing mental health needs.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Preteens' Social Media Habits Could Be Changing Their Brains
Habitually checking social media "likes" and comments can significantly affect students' brain development, a new study finds.
Classroom Technology Should Schools Ban TikTok? Louisiana Ed. Chief Urges Districts to Do It
Louisiana is one of the first states to recommend school districts ban TikTok from all school-owned devices, amid major privacy concerns.
Law & Courts Court Upholds Discipline of Students for Instagram Posts That Targeted Black Classmates
A unanimous federal appeals court panel said its ruling was consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court's 2021 decision on off-campus speech.
Classroom Technology TikTok, Gas, Twitter: How Social Media Is Influencing Education
A handy guide to the upsides and downsides of the fast-paced world of social media.
Budget & Finance Student Lunch Debt Is Expected to Rise. TikTokers to the Rescue?
The heartwarming phenomenon can solve local issues, but probably not what's expected to be a nationwide rise in lunch debt.
Classroom Technology 'Gas' Is the Latest App to Catch Fire With Kids. What You Need to Know About It
The app is taking off with high schoolers, but experts caution that it has downsides.
School & District Management How This Principal Uses TikTok and YouTube to Build School Culture
A Louisiana principal has found that short videos reinforce what’s happening in the classrooms.
Teaching Profession Q&A How This Teacher Builds Relationships, Has Fun, and Makes Money on TikTok
Joe Harmon is one of the growing number of teachers who is making funny videos about classroom life—and monetizing them.