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Above The Fray: Program Aims to Teach Teens to Use Social Media Responsibly

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Above the Fray - Selvage Media

Above The Fray: Teaching Teenagers How to Use Social Media Responsibly

by Mina Frannea

There is an urgent need for an open and honest conversation with teens, parents and teachers about responsible social media use.

In partnership with wellness expert Aja Uranga-Foster, Selvage Media has started an Indiegogo campaign that will run until Christmas. Their plan is to work with a teen focus group for the next few months, learning all they can about what life is really like for them in the social media trenches. They are then going to use that information to a create meaningful and tangible curriculum to share online and in classrooms. The goal is to launch Above The Fray before school gets out for summer.

Millions of teens are facing daily struggles, including:

  • Body Image
  • Predators
  • Sexting
  • Inappropriate Posts
  • Cyberbullying

Above The Fray wants to give young people tools to empower them to build healthy, positive relationships online and to overcome the dark sides of social media use.

Watch this video to learn more about Above the Fray:

To support the Indiegogo campaign visit:http://igg.me/at/AboveTheFray/x/5248637

Follow Above the Fray:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selvagemedia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SelvageMedia
Above The Fray & Selvage Media logos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2kb3me2vi5hlblh/NZYxLR9AiA

 

Mina Frannea is the editor and social media manager at North Texas Kids Magazine. She enjoys the Arts, new technology, cooking, enlightening discussions and sharing relevant information on her blog TheMomsJournal. A Mom to boy/girl twins, Mina enjoys writing about family fun, kids activities and favorite recipes, and sharing her thoughts with other moms about events and/or performances that she has attended.

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