Fake + Instagram = Finstagrams!
Middle School students are constantly trying to find out just who they are and social media plays a huge role in this. Students compartmentalize their lives living as one person at school, another at home, and even a different one on the internet. Sometimes it’s easy to just assume someone acts the same way around every type of person, but often that’s not the case.
A few months ago, we highlighted an app that allows students to hide their photos in an application that looks like a calculator. You can check out that article by clicking here. This week, we take a look at what “Finstas” are and why they’re important to students with Instagram accounts.
Discussion questions with MS students: Have you heard of Finstas or fake Instagram accounts? Do your friends have them? Do you have one? Is there a positive/negative result in having these types of accounts? What are they typically used for?