As an example, let’s look at the idea of social justice accountability. Often, students will need to apply social justice accountability principles as part of their college application. Many students will be specifically applying social justice accountability principles in light of specific events, such as, the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and protests against police brutality, for example.
Because social media can become a central tool of these types of social justice accountability processes, it’s worth considering how students can use this technology as part of their social justice accountability process. And, perhaps most importantly, students should not limit their potential for success by either focusing their efforts on limited niches or limiting themselves to short-term goals.
Now, for the purpose of this article, I’m going to be talking about social media as a means of learning social justice accountability principles. Specifically, I’ll be discussing how students can use social media to the same end in their college application.
For example, take a look at how many students you know are actively posting comments on social media sites. (Note: The number of people doing this is probably even higher than you think. But, when you do the research, you’ll see that a lot of students really like this process.)
But, they are not just writing things on their walls. They are also actively making posts on social media sites. They are writing things on social media sites and adding links back to their home pages. They are posting links and also posting them on other sites and even commenting on other people’s posts on these other sites.
Now, I don’t want to be the one to say that because students are actively engaging in this process with social media, they have increased their chances of success. However, it does increase their chances of success by a significant amount. After all, how many high school students write in the school paper?
How many high school students are actively participating in protests, other student groups, etc?? It’s hard to tell.
So, how does this relate to social media? Well, it seems obvious that with social media, students are engaging in this process in the same way that high school students would engage in these activities. So, the same principles apply.
What I’m saying is that students can use social media to the same extent as any other student is engaging in this process. In fact, students should use social media to the extent that any other student is engaging in this process. Why?
Because social media allows students to actually see what the real world looks like and it lets students interact with others in the same situation as they are. In addition, social media is another communication channel through which students can get some sense of structure and order.
By considering the basic concepts of social media, students can begin to see that engaging in this process doesn’t have to mean they engage in a one-sided discussion. Instead, students can use social media to communicate to others in a non-judgmental way and see what others are experiencing, which will have a direct impact on their ability to learn social justice accountability principles.