We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.
On behalf of the Hive Mind Community, we'd like to express our great gratitude to "The Social Dilemma" Team for creating a dedicated website for educators with resources and ideas and making it possible for us to use this incredible material and make it a part of the media literacy curriculum.
Created in partnership with Newsweek and Washington and Boston Urban Debate League members, The Social Dilemma Debate Project is a free resource that guides the students in learning the tenets of argumentation and hosting a debate to advocate a solution to the Big Social’s business model. By debating what to do about our toxic information ecosystem, the students will drive at the heart of a societal issue that is eroding our ability to engage in constructive discourse.
You can access the classroom-friendly, abridged version of the film and the accompanying educational resources, together with bonus clips and interviews with experts and the co-creators of the movie, on topics such as: the mental health dilemma, the democracy dilemma, the discrimination dilemma.
There's also an interesting follow-up resource list of articles, videos, or podcast, all on the subjects concerning the shared social dilemma.
Finally, there's a section for those of us interested in hosting their own educational events revolving around "The Social Dilemma" movie, called: "Join the Tour". If you are interested in using the film to spark conversation about building a more humane future for technology, get started with the bespoke planning guide with tips on in-person or virtual events. Follow the link to the Social Dilemma website, register and receive the grant of permission for educational screenings, together with tech tips, discussion guides and exclusive bonus clips highlighting the dilemmas featured in the film.
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