Social media is a great way to get people to express themselves. Whether it is via Facebook status, writing on walls, Twitter updates, photos you share, these are all full of you and your personality. They help in showing your interests, your views and help show people who you are. it offers a platform for you to be yourself, to be creative, to be who you want to be and most importantly, have an audience for all of this. Most times when people get in trouble for saying something unprofessional or uncivil they go directly to their Freedom of Speech as a way to defend themselves. If we talk about
educated people, the reason behind not getting involved with social media is that they are afraid of what would happened when they put their thoughts in writing. They are afraid that their words will be interpreted in a wrong way or may be get a wrong meaning out of it. They worry what will happen when their words are out there.
There is the lot of platforms on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram etc. if we talk about twitter first; it has become a very powerful venue for educators to share. It has brought millions of teachers and administrators from all around the world together. It is helping educators send a message about the harmful effects of high stakes testing, and it has helped millions find their voice to reach to the policymakers and politicians who know very little about public education. Written comments on your posts can inspire healthy debate as you have time to compose yourself. Everyone deserves to have confidence in themselves and their beliefs, and networking can help inspire and educate people in this.
If we truly want people or society to understand the power of freedom of speech, we should be role models for why it is good. Whether society think it’s fair or not, they are under a spotlight and are held to a higher standard. They should be because they are educated profession. If we want others to believe that, we should act accordingly and give people awareness that they can share their feelings and thoughts freely by using social media. It leads to more education for people and a stress relief for sure.