Can a robot have a Facebook?... In this lesson, Dave and Boris explore the world of social media vs the real world. Boris talks about the depression that can come from comparing oneself to others especially on Instagram! Dave leads Boris through gratefulness exercises, which focus him into joy and self-esteem.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Social-Awareness.'
This lesson cross-references with B-LS 5. B-LS 3. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
OR1: Online Relationships - that people sometimes behave differently online, including by pretending to be someone they are not.
MW6: Mental Wellbeing - simple self-care techniques
RR4: Respectful Relationships - the importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness.
In 1 Corinthians 10:12 Paul gives an aside where he touches on comparison. “But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.” Comparison kills. When we compare ourselves we show we don’t understand what God has done in us and for us. Gratefulness for what God has done in us and for us shifts our focus from others to God’s love and we can’t help but share it. This helps us look for others around us to bless instead of looking for others around us to prove we are better than they are.
Additional Scriptures: Romans 12:4-8,10, Philippians 4:6-7, Hebrews 13:5