Alumni talkmarch2011

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Presentation to U of Alberta Alumni, March, 2011

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Alumni talkmarch2011

  1. 1. Children and the Web: Old Statistics 99% of Canadian youth have used the Internet (Media Awareness, 2000) 94% of Canadian youth have Internet access in the home (Media Awareness, 2005) Children spend more time on the Internet than they do watching television (Ipsos Reid, 2005) 73% of teens have a social networking site presence (Pew, 2009)
  2. 2. Mobile 31% of 8-10 year olds have a cell phone (Kaiser, 2009) 79% of teens have a cell phone (Pew, 2009) 54% of teens text daily (Pew, 2009)
  3. 3. Benefits of the Web for Children Information Entertainment Communication …the Web is a vast virtual world
  4. 4. http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/
  5. 5. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com
  6. 6. http://www.miniclip.com/games/en/winter.php
  7. 7. http://www.neopets.com/
  8. 8. http://www.teenconnector.ca
  9. 9. Drawbacks of the Web for Children The Web is a vast virtual world… Information Entertainment Communication 86% of girls have spoken with their parents about negative consequences of the Web 50% admit they are not careful on the Web
  10. 10. http://www.whitehouse.gov/
  11. 11. http://www.whitehouse.net
  12. 12. http://martinlutherking.org/
  13. 13. http://www.kidschat.ws/kidschat.htm
  14. 14. http://clutchmagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Cyber-Bully-Cyber-Bullying.jpg
  15. 15. Keeping Children Safe/Smart on the Web Filtering/blocking software Legislative controls Parental controls Teach/support critical appraisal
  16. 16. Filtering/blocking Browser based Commercial software
  17. 17. Legislation Childrens Internet Protection Act Filter or no federal $ Internet safety http://www.clickatutor.com/gif/CATCIPA.jpg
  18. 18. Parental controls Computer location Open communication Surfing rules Web browser searching controls and history Filtering and blocking software
  19. 19. Child control: Teaching/supporting criticalappraisal Scaffolding Web freedom More control and support Less control and support Self control
  20. 20. Basics of Critical Appraisal Who created this? Is this credible? Is this usable? Do I feel comfortable?
  21. 21. Is your address:xxxxxxx?Don’t post your phonenumber unless you want10 million phone calls(and unwanted visits toyour home).
  22. 22. http://www.acneassasin.com/
  23. 23. http://www.pulpgames.net/scared/

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