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How Students Can Participate In the Instagram Campaign
- Capture school spirit images with a mobile phone camera
- Share your school spirit with Ford Driving Skills for Life (@FordDSFL) on Instagram
- Show your school spirit on Instagram during Local 4 Friday Football Frenzy using #drivingschoolspirit
Photos with the #drivingschoolspirit hash tag and/or photos that tag @FordDSFL will be included in a round-up for some special recognition during the Friday Football Frenzy season, including a featured slideshow on the Friday Football Frenzy page of the ClickOnDetroit website.
Snap a photo showing school spirit and share it on Instagram tagging @FordDSFL and using the hash tag #drivingschoolspirit! Then, don’t forget to vote for your school for the Friday Football Frenzy!
If there is one thing that Metro Detroit students, (and educators, parents, and pretty much everyone else, too,) look forward to each fall, it has to be football. The rivalries, the team spirit, and the fun of watching the sport with your friends. More than ever before, students are using social media to share their memories of high school moments, and football games are no exception. With the popularity of Instagram, which I included in my recent Social Media 411: A Guide For Parents, Educators, and Students, students can effortlessly share photos of their team, school, and friends at the big games. Glamming up photos with frames and filters, and the ability to keep photos organized by hashtags or mention friends in the caption, are just a few of the features that make Instagram so appealing to students. New this fall is an Instagram campaign with Ford Motor Company’s Driving Skills For Life, which will let students show their school spirit as part of a longstanding high school football pastime–the Local 4 Friday Football Frenzy.
Part of our Metro Detroit tradition has been the support of our local WDIV Channel 4 News in Detroit, who holds an annual high school football campaign, called the Local 4 Friday Football Frenzy, on their website ClickOnDetroit. The way it works is that each week schools vote online to get their Friday football game featured by Local 4 at their school. It turns into a heated competition between schools to show their spirit and support their team through the voting. It’s quite the prestige to be a featured game on the Local 4 Friday Football Frenzy.
Ford, like any educator, is passionate about helping kids stay safe on the road. They have launched the Ford Driving Skills for Life program to raise awareness and impact teen driving in a positive way. Did you know that car accidents are the number one killer of teens in the U.S.? Nearly 5,000 teens die annually in auto-related accidents, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With the prevalence of texting while driving, inexperience on the road, and challenges of hectic day-to-day travel, teens have a lot to worry about in the car. Ford Driving Skills for Life provides a program for teens to supplement what they learn in introductory driver’s training. Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) was established in 2003 by Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, and a panel of safety experts to teach newly licensed teens the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs.
Having personally lost more than one friend during high school to a car accident, I commend this initiative to help teens and young adults stay safe on the roads. Ford Driving Skills for Life provides resources and information all for free on their website for parents, educators, and students:
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