“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda may be talking about the dark side of the force here, but his Jedi wisdom is just as applicable to the dark side of social media and technology. Like the force, these tools provide us with tremendous power and opportunity, but that power comes with responsibility and challenges.
Students have learned how to virtually socialize over social media, and they will mess up. Just like real life. But, the positives still outweigh the negatives.