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10 Ways to Be a Student Leader Online

I did a workshop for the Student Leadership Conference this summer and had a ton of fun challenging students to be student leaders online as well as in the real world. I started off with 10 quick ways they could be student leaders on social media and then asked them for 5 of their own. I’ll post some of their responses next week, but thought I would give you my top 10 in case you wanted to build a training for your students or drop it into your next parent newsletter:

1 – share your faith online – does a quick scan of your profile reveal your faith?
2 – modest is hottest – what do your pictures say about you?
3 – watch what you “like” – do an inventory of your likes
4 – remember your future employer will see this – your college admissions office will, too
5 – beware of fear of missing out syndrome – FOMO terrorizes sudents
6 – know who you follow – because they have access to everything
7 – be present and in the moment – be able to turn it off, too
8 – block, report, thumbs down and flag – use the tools that the community provides
9 – don’t put yourself at risk – be careful of routines and remember #latergram is your friend
10 – only follow the good stuff – filter everything all of the time!

What would you add to the list? You can check out DYM’s great student leadership resources right here, too!

JG

By | 2014-09-06T19:08:14+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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