What Should a Youth Worker Know About Social Media?

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Constance Rhodes is the Founder and CEO of FINDINGbalance, a Christian nonprofit with an emphasis on eating and body image issues and a speaker for Girls of Grace Conferences. In this video, Constance helps volunteer youth workers understand the power of social media.

What kind of experience do you have with social media? Explain how you see both the benefits and dangers of social media.
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Constance explained that social media can be dangerous when our teenagers are using it to project a certain image of who they want to be. What can you do to help the teenagers you work with find their identity in Christ rather than in a public image?
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Constance encouraged us to look for triggers that demonstrate unhealthy behavior. What are some triggers you have seen and what specifically can you do to hold your students accountable?
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Many of our students are fully engaged in social media and we need to find ways to help them have fun with it, but not let it rule their lives. Pray for God to give our ministry favor in this area and for our teens to be responsible.

We interviewed Constance at a Girls of Grace Conference, a "can't miss event for teen girls." To find the next Girls of Grace event in your area visit the website at girlsofgrace.com