Practical activities

ACTIVITY 1 – MINI QUIZ: ‘How much do you know about social media?

Duration : 0.5 hours
Equipment :

Overhead projector or whiteboard





This mini-quiz is a tool that makes learning a game – it is not an evaluation. The activity should consist at least partially of easy, accessible questions to build students’ confidence in tackling the topic and encourage them to get involved.


The mini-quiz ‘How much do you know about social media?’ is a fun, collaborative exercise in which students are asked to answer questions about the risks of everyday social-media use.


The activity enables students to do the following:


  • Realise how vulnerable internet users (especially young ones) are and learn habits to adopt in order to make the best use social networks.
  • Ascertain students’ knowledge of the subject matter and tailor the workshop to their habits and preferences. Students need to provide details and reasoning for their answers and should be encouraged to state their opinion in order to delve deeper into certain topics.




  • Allow students to play their part as members of an information- and communication-based society.
  • Teach them to be active, informed, and responsible ‘cybercitizens’.
  • Teach students to be accountable for their digital consumption.





  1. Using the list of questions and answers supplied below, the instructor creates a mini-quiz. The instructor can also make up additional questions and answers with the help of lesson sheet 6.
  2. The instructor splits the students up into teams of 4 or 5.
  3. Each team is asked to work together to answer the quiz questions, which are presented as multiple choice.
  4. When the teams give their answers, the instructor asks each team to give a brief oral justification of their choice.
  5. The instructor reveals the correct answer, marking the number of points each team has received. Scores are announced after each question, with one point awarded per correct answer.


Sample questions (and answers):

1. Which social networks are used most by 13 to 17-year-olds worldwide? Select 3 correct answers.

  • Snapchat
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • TikTok



Number one is Snapchat (84%) - 2: Instagram (72%) - 3: Facebook (38%) - 4: Twitter (30%) - 5: TikTok (13%). Snapchat may be the most popular among young people, but the others are not exactly ignored!


2. On the internet, my profile consists of…

  • My picture
  • My first name, last name, and user name
  • Any information about me



My internet profile consists of any and all information about me. Nowadays, everyone has to manage their digital identity, which consists of their information and comments they make online. For example, you should choose the profile information you use to describe yourself wisely if you want to project a good image of yourself to others. Your digital identity is who you are, who you know, what you do, where you are… and so much more!


3. Deleting your Facebook account works right away:

- True

- False



False. It gets deactivated, not deleted! Facebook will not let you go that easily. For a while, the account remains active. Read Facebook’s terms and conditions for more information.



4. Your online reputation is… (select 2 correct answers)

- What I want people to say about me

- What search engines reveal about me

- My posts, ‘likes’, comments, etc.

- Nasty comments about me



  • What search engines reveal about me
  • My posts, ‘likes’, comments, etc.

Your online reputation is a major part of your digital identity. Knowing your online reputation is knowing the image you project and what people say about you. To do this, put your name into a search engine and look at the results. Some of the information you will find is important because it is difficult to influence. Often, the top results for your name are not your social media profiles, but posts about you.


5. How old do you have to be to sign up for Facebook?

- No age limit

- 13

- 16




You need to be 13 to sign up for Facebook. Facebook follows American law, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) bans websites from collecting data from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. And collecting data is exactly what Facebook wants to do!