by Patti Neighmond

2014

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Many Younger Facebook Users 'Unfriend' The Network" by Patti Neighmond.

In this article published by NPR, Patti Neighmod of “All Things Considered” interviews a number of individuals who deactivated their Facebook accounts. This article explores the different reasons that people choose to deactivate from Facebook, such as being overwhelmed with too much information and rise of other social media networks including Instagram and Twitter.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Identity and Technology, Progress & Industry as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What are the costs and benefits of technology?" and "Can you change your identity?"

Ways to support your child: