Media and Social Media Resources

These resources were developed to help schools and districts understand and utilize the media and social media before, during, and after a crisis.

  • Media & Crisis

    While the media can play an important role in providing information about how children are coping, it can also cause real harm if its focus magnifies painful, disturbing details, people’s loss and suffering, or the possibility of future or ongoing threats. … more

  • Social Media and School Crises

    The potential risks of social media are often publicized, disturbing, and at the forefront of community attention. While such challenges are concerning, it needs to be acknowledged that social media is a reality that is here to stay. Educators are encouraged to understand how social media can help prevent and respond to crisis risks. For example, social media can be used to address the following. … more