We have featured MTV’s A Thin Line campaign before on this blog (see here). Now MTV has produced a new resource to help grown ups (parents and educators) use A Thin Line to “open up a conversation on digital abuse, test awareness, and help encourage action on the issue at home or in school.” Let’s check it out …
Resources for Grown Ups provides direction and resources to help with the following:
- Starting a conversation … MTV points you to the areas of A Thin Line which “lend themselves to conversation and debate” and provides links to some cool public service announcements
- Assessing their digital know how … by encouraging young people to take an interactive quiz
- Encouraging action … help young people interact with Draw Your Line and “show them ways to take control and connect to resources”
- Connecting to additional resources … links to more resources, including some of our favorites, such as Common Sense Media, Connect Safely, and iKeepSafe.
Our Editorial: This is a great resource for helping bring young people and adults together to discuss the issue of digital abuse. We know that young people often feel that adults “don’t get it.” As a result, youth are reluctant to share with adults the challenges they face in their online/offline lives. This new resource can assist in changing that dynamic because it helps get adults and youth on the “same page” and encourages meaningful interaction between the generations in a way that is sure to resonate with both youth and grown ups.