6R will be continuing their learning about blogging today and what better way than to practise here, on our school blog.
Sometimes people say controversial things on the internet; they may present their opinion as fact, they may refer to statistics that can’t be verified, they may tell or spread, sometimes unwittingly, lies or they may say unkind things and pass them off as jokes. You will see statements that you don’t like online, and sometimes you have to be brave by challenging those statements in a calm, polite, factual way. You may find yourself having to challenge your friends’ views – which takes alot of bravery.
Read the tweet below (it’s from earlier this year).
How does it make you feel? Why does it make you feel that way? Why do you think the person said what they did? How should you respond?
TASK: Reply to this tweet, in a calm, measured way explaining how it made you feel. If you feel you need to offer advice to Neil Hamilton what would it be? If you like the tweet, explain why. If you want further clarification of what the comments’ purpose was, ask them.
NOTE: I will be moderating comments for this post. As long as you abide by the blog rules, and you write in complete sentences, I will publish your comments.
You can’t ‘unsay’ things on the internet/social media. This is your digital footprint; it is your responsibility to make sure that your digital footprint (everything about you in digital form – comments, photos etc) are the best version of you. Rightly or wrongly, others will judge you on it.