I make conscious choices about how I spend my time online.
I use social media to strengthen my relationships and stay connected. I think positive and aim to be constructive.
Before I post something, I ask myself whether it adds value and if I would be comfortable saying the same thing offline. I treat others with respect and kindness. I take a genuine interest in each of my contacts and listen to what they say.
I remain authentic. I avoid comparing myself with others. I measure myself by my own standards and tell my own story.
I stay in touch with friends and family. I plan dinner dates and outings. I share funny photos and breaking news. I talk with my children while I am on business trips and reach out to old college friends.
I advance my career. I learn from experts in my field and participate in professional discussions.
I limit the time I spend on social media. I turn off my computer and phone so I can engage in face-to-face conversations and other offline activities.
I teach my children to use social media responsibly too. I talk with them about privacy issues and cyberbullying. I work at being a role model for staying safe and connected.
Today, I build healthy online habits and balance my screen time with face-to-face communications. My social media activities have a positive impact on others and myself.
1. How can I protect my privacy online?
2. How does social media affect my family relationships?
3. What are the major advantages and disadvantages of online friendships?