Social media has gotten a bad rap. I’ve read lots of articles calling it addictive, mind numbing, and a waste of time. And that’s before we even get into Facebook, data privacy, and Cambridge Analytica. But as the students-turned-activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have discovered, when used properly, social media can help you make a difference.

The Parkland students have been using Twitter and other social platforms to mobilize teens (and adults) to fight for stricter gun laws. On March 14, thousands of students walked out of class to protest gun violence for National School Walkout...

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  • About the Author:

    Ellen Ullman is editorial director, content services, for eSchool Media.