A Social Life film can be used to open a constructive dialogue around positive social media usage. It is suitable for grades 6 through collegiate level education. These discussion questions have been crafted in partnership with the National Association for Media Literacy Education NAMLE

"A Social Life" Discussion Questions

LINK TO WATCH FILM: http://bit.ly/ASocialLifeFilm

Before watching

  • What does “a social life” mean to you? What does it look like?
  • How does social media impact social lives? 
  • How do you use social media? How often are you on it?

After watching

  • Video-to-self connections? How do you use social media?
  • What is the main message the director is trying to make?
  • Do you agree with this representation of the use of social media?
  • Dissecting the video itself
    • Who is the target audience?
    • What visuals helped promote its theme?
    • What audio helped promote its theme?
  • Analyzing the posts within the video themselves
    • Reality vs. what is being posted (ex: dinner vs. what she actually ate)

 Next Steps:

  • Create media:
    • What does the main character do next? Create the following scene or scenes to the movies.