Smartphones and social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest have become a way of life for many of us. This technology has also made its way into early-childhood programs. Read the article, “Smartphones and Social Media: Ethical Implications for Educators,” at https://www.naeyc.org/system/files/YC0315_Focus_on_Ethics.pdf. After reading this article, reflect on the questions below.
- What is your program’s policy on the use of smartphones and social media sites?
- What issues of confidentiality might arise with the use of social media that involve the children and families you serve?
- How do you as a preschool caregiver address professionalism when using social media?