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High School Program - MySociaLife

MySociaLife

High School Students
'OneLife' Social Media Current Affairs Video Show

  • Contents: One 30-minute lesson every term
  • Support: 1 x teacher lesson plan (if class-taught) or 1 x workbook (if self-paced learning)
  • Quiz / Assessment: At the end of every episode
  • Duration: 22-min video playing time, plus workbook
  • Skill level: Ages 12 to 17 (Grade 7 up)
  • Language: English

Watch our short OneLife explainer video

Overview

This is the world’s first social media current affairs video show in schools. 

– A compact 25 minute lesson
– A new episode every term
– Unpacking the hottest stories of the month
– Compiled and designed by a 4-person GenZ team, aged between 18 and 23

We’ve put together a mix of stories which examine everyday digital topics like:

– Fake news 
– Mental health tools
– Clickbait
– Sextortion  
– Cyber hacks 
– Real student stories 

 

But Why? 

Well,  after 12 hard years at school, students won’t want their high school mistakes to come round and bite them in the behind. It isn’t about getting learners offline, it isn’t about boring parent-teacher lectures, it’s about up-leveling their ‘savvy’ so they spot the cruel hacks that have taken down so many other teens
… who also thought it would never happen to them!

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What will students learn about during the episodes?

Feel in control?
Most schools share with us that what happens online - both in and out of school - gets out of control, and it's difficult to know how to handle it.
Pressure from parents
Parents are demanding more education in this area of their kids' lives.
Can you afford not to?
Social media crises - bullying, sexting, suicide or reputational damage - can destroy the school's brand, overnight.
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Why is this necessary for schools?

  1. It’s impossible to keep track: There are so many new apps to understand, privacy settings, cybersecurity warnings, trends in bullying, new digital dares and different types of sexual expression online, it’s impossible to keep up and keep track.
  2. Parental demand: Parents expect their school to take action, and, at the same time, schools want parents to take responsibility. MySociaLife trains students, parents, teachers and school leaders, bringing all role-players up to speed whilst empowering them to be safe online.
  3. Reputation matters: If things go wrong online for a student (or teacher), the story breaks quickly. The school’s hard work, and its brand, are in jeopardy along with next year’s student intake applications.
  4. The invisibility of mental health issues: During presentations and student surveys, we hear from learners struggling with anxiety, depression and self-harm. Parents, teachers and guardians are often the last to know – up to 40% of teens do not share their online fears and concerns with parents, teachers or counsellors.
  5. Varsity/University: As applications for the next phase of education become more competitive with administrators checking social media profiles, only those with positive digital footprints stand out. We show students how to differentiate themselves by building positive digital assets like Linkedin, personal websites and online resumes.
  6. Teacher support: Teachers report difficulty competing with devices that facilitate bullying, gaming, and social media – resulting in distracted, exhausted, disengaged or anxious students. It is of paramount importance that teachers know what to look out for.

How does it work exactly?

Requirements

Ready to move your school in a new direction?

Check out our pricing page to calculate your quote

More detailed info on our modules!

Critical thinking
online

With so many falsehoods and traps online, how can students learn to discern right from wrong, safe from dangerous, true from false, and be equipped to make smarter decisions online.

bullying-empathy

Cyberbullying
& empathy

Social media, messaging, anonymous “Ask Me Anything” forums, flaming, trolling, and shaming are just a few of the forms of bullying which create emotional and mental harm.

Digital identity
& footprint

Understanding that the internet keeps a record of your published content, hashtags, images, videos and account tags (forever) raises a key question: “After a decade of studying, and a bright future ahead of you, how do you appear online when searched?”

Understanding privacy & settings for platforms

Many students are unfazed by privacy concerns. We reveal the reality of manipulation and influence by a powerful and divisive algorithm. We show students how much more there is to privacy & how to use settings  effectively.

Mental health, brain-body connection & focus

Learners self-regulate better when they understand the connection between brain and body, and the impact of social media on mental health, focus, mood and sleep.

Cybersecurity, scams & clickbait

Cybercrime has become on of the most significant threats to economies in recent years. But do students understand how scams, clickbait and sextortion threaten their safety?

Sexuality online, sexting & sextortion

Sexuality is more than gender or ‘sex’. This module unpacks this layered topic and how it presents on social media, proposing ways to develop a healthier relationship with ‘self’. 

Digital potential, the future of work & 4IR

There are many opportunities to excel when shown the digital path. We reveal inspirational ‘how-to’ videos, useful links and apps to explore, guiding teens to dial up their potential and differentiate themselves online.