Social Media TestDrive Program for Youth

Social Media TestDrive is an educational program for teaching digital citizenship skills and online prosocial behaviors created by researchers in the Cornell University Social Media Lab in collaboration with Common Sense Education. Like a driving simulator for young people learning to drive a car for the first time, TestDrive provides a simulated experience of realistic digital dilemmas and scenarios that young people may encounter as they enter the social media world. As such, TestDrive is for middle school-aged youth (ages 9-13) who are new to or not yet engaged with social media, but may enter into the social media world in the near future. Each TestDrive module is designed to teach a specific social media skill, such as managing privacy settings, smart self-presentation, upstanding to cyberbullying, and news literacy.

Last updated August 21, 2019