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Session 6: Pre-Teen: Opening Online Marketing Accounts

Updated: May 11

Welcome to Session 6! Let's play a game!

Active Icebreaker!

2 Truths And A Lie: Students need to guess the lie and will earn a point for each correct answer. Play for 5 - 7 minutes.

Session 6: Open New Online Accounts (PARENTS/GUARDIANS)

  • GOOGLE: Gmail/YouTube. (See Below)

  • Facebook. (Parents will need to create Social Media Accounts if student is under 13)

  • Instagram (Parents will need to create Social Media Accounts if student is under 13))

  • OTHER Accounts introduced

  • Class Activity - Watch Supporting Video - Open Accounts

Students can follow the next video and create a new GOOGLE/Gmail account.

Students under 13 years old will need their parents to create an email account for them using GOOGLE FAMILY LINK: Students if you can, contact your parents to create a new email address on Family Link.........OR..... Parents can create and then share the new email address with the student. Students if you can, contact your parents now to get your new email address (IF UNDER 13 years old).

You will need this email address to create a number of new online accounts.

IF Parents/Guardians open up NEW SOCIAL media accounts, ask them to use your new BUSINESS Name and the new email address.

Creating Google Accounts.

SESSION-End Worksheet (if printed) or as a CLASS ACTIVITY to review together

Session 6 Worksheet_ New Account Information
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Creating Accounts - Online/Social Media Platforms

This is exciting! It’s time to start opening your first few accounts. You should follow the recommended steps, whether you are strictly starting an online business or starting an offline service business while creating an online presence. It’s essential to make a distinction between your personal life and your new business. We’ll discuss these accounts, but parents/guardians can open these accounts for our students.

Account 1: GMAIL

Before you begin building your online business, it’s a good idea to open up a new email account. Keep your business separate from your personal email accounts. Gmail/Google also provides some unique tools that you will learn about later. For our website, we use Consider a variation of your brand name if the name you chose already exists on Gmail.

Google Docs - Google Drive - Document Creator

After you set up a Gmail account, click the small white boxes on the top right of the screen (looks like a calculator) and open up google drive. In Google Drive, you can create word-processing documents in Google Docs. It’s a fully functional program like Microsoft Office, and you’ll have access to word processing, spreadsheets, a drawing program, and even a presentation program.

I use Google Docs because it allows me to work on my documents on any computer, anywhere in the world. It also allows me to share my documents with my editors. Use Google Docs to write and edit all of your content. You can create different docs for all of your different ideas! Google saves your content every few seconds, so you’ll never lose it!

Account Ids and Passwords

Set up a secure document to store your Ids and Passwords. Different websites will have other character requirements for IDs and Passwords and will be very difficult to remember. If you are not comfortable saving your IDs and Passwords on Google Docs, save them somewhere. You’ll thank me for this in the future. Remember to update each time the password changes.

Account 2: Youtube Account

Have you created any Youtube videos? If you have, it was most likely on your personal Gmail account. You’ll want to create a new YOUTUBE channel specifically for your business using your new Gmail account. You can either access it by going to or accessing it through your new GMAIL account. Look at the top right for the tiny white boxes that look like a calculator and click in there. When you start creating videos, you’ll upload those to your new account.

Account 3: Facebook Account

Most of you already have a Facebook account. You won’t need to create another profile. Just create a new Facebook Page (Use your new business name). Also, create a new Facebook Group!

Account 4: Instagram Account

I don’t need to tell you how popular Instagram is. Unfortunately, you can not edit anything from a desktop computer; it’s mainly a smartphone app. If you already have an Instagram account, you can create a new business page in the app. Click on your setting and “add” a new account. At that point, it will ask if you want to create a new account! If you don’t have an account, download the app and create your new account. Learn how to grow your Instagram followers here.

Watch the supporting video to show you how to open some of these new accounts.


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