Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just have one photo of a teacher to like and/or share to teach students about internet safety?
I’m sure you’ve seen this one before, or one of the thousands like it. You know the drill, a teacher posts a picture and wants it to be liked and/or shared because his/her/whatever students don’t necessarily understand how quickly and/or far things can spread on the internet and he/she/whatever wants to illustrate this to them. Millions of shares. Millions of likes. Some more than others, but still.
You almost can’t go a day without seeing one. Perhaps more than one per day.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just have one of these teachers could point for illustration purposes instead of having to each share their own? There are over 3.1 million public school teachers in the United States (according to here). That’s a lot of potential photos to like and/or share. I know it’s more convincing if it’s one personal to a particular class, but this is overwhelming. Do we even respond to these the way we do to other images anymore? Personally, I’ve started screening them out. Not completely though. Not enough that it doesn’t seem to clog up my social media feeds.
I suppose there probably isn’t anything to do about this. They theoretically serve a good purpose and all. Still, I just wish we could have less of these…and many other things clogging up my social media feeds (I’m looking at you, Ray-Ban, whose products I won’t even consider buying anymore because I’ve permanently associated them with spam).