Why is Tik Tok so addictive? Do you want to explore the evolution and explosion of social media? Are you curious about its impact on society, in your country, and around the world? More importantly, do you wonder what impact social media use has had on girls globally? Do you want to become informed and empowered to use social media as a tool for positive change?
You are invited to participate in Miss Porter’s School’s new Global Seminar Series, “Social Media 360: The Unsung Hero or the Insidious Villain”. Miss Porter’s School is excited to partner with News Decoder, a global educational news service for young people, to offer this Seminar Series. In this four-week series, you will explore social media by learning about the financial structure and business models of various platforms, some alternative structures, the mechanics of algorithms, social media’s impact on society and girls in particular as well as individual, corporate, and government responsibility. Our Seminar Series will meet one time per week for four weeks, with 1-2 hours of asynchronous work between sessions. Each live session will be interactive and include at least one expert in the field. Students will participate in a Challenge by Choice group activity, collaboratively generating ideas and finding solutions to some of the problems that they have identified during the four-week Seminar. In the last session, each student group will pitch their ideas and receive feedback on how to make their ideas a reality.
Whether you use social media or not, join us to analyze and reflect on our constant and ever-changing interactions with social media.