by Jane Njambi Wanjiru
December 7, 2023
About Module 1: Introduction to Social Media Literacy
Welcome to "Introduction to Social Media Literacy," the foundational module that sets the stage for our exploration into the dynamic world of social media. This module aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of popular social media platforms, their impact on society, and the critical importance of social media literacy.
In this lesson, participants will explore a comprehensive overview of popular social media platforms. We'll delve into the distinctive features, user demographics, and functionalities of platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. Participants will gain insights into the diverse ways people connect, share, and engage on these platforms.
Lesson 2: Impact of Social Media on Society
This lesson will examine the profound impact social media has on individuals and society at large. Participants will explore both positive and negative aspects, considering how social media influences communication, information dissemination, and societal trends. Discussions will include the role of social media in shaping opinions, fostering connections, and addressing challenges.
Lesson 3: Digital Literacy and Empowerment
In this lesson, we will define digital literacy and its significance in the context of social media. Participants will understand the skills necessary to navigate the digital landscape confidently. Empowerment through digital literacy will be explored, emphasizing the ability to critically assess information, protect one's online identity, and participate responsibly in online communities.
This lesson focuses on recognizing both the challenges and opportunities presented by social media. Participants will engage in discussions about issues such as misinformation, privacy concerns, and cyberbullying. Simultaneously, we will explore the positive aspects, including networking, educational opportunities, and the potential for personal and professional growth through social media engagement.