Want to discuss social media, device use, addiction and online behaviors with your students, but don’t know where to start?
How about a Kahoot!? Kahoot!s are fun game-show like interactive “quizzes”. They can be very engaging, and offer the opportunity to discuss or (re)teach concepts and misconceptions when the correct answer to each question is revealed. Students can play from chromebooks, phones or shared devices. I’ve created a Kahoot! you can use based on CommonSense Media’s “Got Media Smarts?” quiz.
Click here to get the Got Media Smarts Kahoot!
Here are the answers and discussion points you could engage your students during the Kahoot! Do your students agree with CommonSense Media’s answers? How do these issue affect them?
Got Media Smarts ANSWERS
1. 82% of teens say that they own which of the following?
The correct answer is a, a cell phone. The vast majority of teenagers have their own cell phone (82%), including 41% who say they have a smartphone. Cell phone ownership varies by age – 74% of 13- to 14-year olds, compared with 87% of 15- to 17-year-olds.
2. What percent of teens describe themselves as “addicted” to their cell phones?
The correct answer is c, 41%. And 21% of teens wish that their parents would spend less time with their cell phones and other devices.
3. 68% of teens say they do which of the following at least once a day?
The correct answer is a, text. Two-thirds (68%) of teens text every day, half (51%) visit social networking sites daily, and 11% send or receive tweets at least once every day. Teens prefer texting due to the convenience — 30% saying it’s the quickest and 23% because it’s the easiest way to get in touch with one another.
4. What percent of teens agreed they wish they could “unplug” for a while?
The correct answer is d, 43%. Of this percentage, 13% agree strongly and 30% agree somewhat that they sometimes wish they could “unplug.” More than a third agree “somewhat” that they sometimes wish they could go back to a time when there was no Facebook.
5. 34% of teens visit social networking sites ____________.
The correct answer is b: About a third of teens visit their main social networking site several times a day. In fact, 90% of teens say they have used social media and 75% currently have a profile on a social networking site.
6. What percent of teens say that they don’t understand their social networking site’s privacy policies?
The correct answer is a, 24%. About a quarter of teen users admit they understand their social networking site’s policies either “not too well” or “not at all.”
7. 49% of teens say that their favorite way to communicate with friends is ____________.
The correct answer is a, in person. About half of all teens say their favorite way to communicate with their friends is in person. 38% believe face-to-face conversations to be more fun, and 29% say that they can better understand what people really mean in person. Only 4% prefer talking on the phone as their favored way to communicate with friends.
8. What percent of teens say they have said something bad about someone online that they wouldn’t have said in person?
The correct answer is a, 25%. A quarter of all teens admit to saying something bad about someone online that they wouldn’t have in person. Similarly, 1 in 4 (24%) social media users say they “often” encounter one or more types of derogatory speech (sexist, homophobic, racist, or anti-religious).
9. What percent of teens say that social networking helps them connect with people who share a common interest?
The correct answer is c, 57%. A majority of teens say social media help them keep in touch with friends they can’t see regularly (88%), get to know other students at their school better (69%), and connect with new people who share a common interest (57%).
10. What percent of teens say that social media makes them feel more outgoing?
The correct answer is d, 28%. Some teens find the effects of social media largely positive. 20% feel more confident and 15% feel better about themselves. Only 5% feel more depressed.