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Lifespan Communication In Cmc

  1. 1. Lifespan Communication in CMC. Tasos Vasiloudis Stelios Kyriakidis Tasos Chalvatzis
  2. 2. SUPER YOUNG SURFERS : Children online <ul><ul><li>Computers in children’s everyday life: Nowadays, the kids are surrounded by many kinds of technology even within their room. They are able to use computers from a very young age, something that is very useful for their approach to technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents: They help and provoke children to use computers by playing skill – build games, in order to “open” their mind into new ways of thinking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nowadays, children are able even in the age of one year to bang away on keyboards and three years old kids to send emails, for example. Computer- child interactivity can be published by using some known figures usually taken by cartoons. This is a useful tool in order to provoke children to use a computer. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. MYTHS ABOUT CHILDREN AND COMPUTERS <ul><ul><li>Ellen Wolock and colleagues (1988) analyze six myths about computer – child relationship. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The basic idea is about children and how smarter can they become by using computers. It refers that children become less socialized and they need to become “computer – literate “ in order to keep up with their peers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Marketing to the fears of these myths is lucrative”: Several websites are designed to help to find ways of making money by selling educational computer activities and games. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also , some Monitoring programs are promoted by companies that promise to help parents to see what their children are doing through internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In general, this idea helps people to see their children’s social networking. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Kids & Communities <ul><ul><li>Technology is part of children every day life. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any child has broadband Internet connection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children communicate through social spaces. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous of social spaces are existing today. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, hi5, MySpace, CBBC “Star chat”. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Kids & Communities <ul><ul><li>Not all social spaces are for children. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under 20% of users are under age 18 in famous social spaces. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are special social spaces for children 12 & under. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat, play games, learn, Example: “Star Chat” from CBBC were children can email their television stars and find new friends, Club Penguin etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children can develop relationships around the world. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Kids & Communities: Advantages <ul><ul><li>CMC also helps the bridge of gender gap. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There must not be separation of knowledge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today with the technology provides to children boys and girls learn to use computer with the same way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach the same level of computer knowledge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMC they learn to be social with the difference gender from young age. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Risks in Communities & solution. <ul><ul><li>Be aware as the danger is the same for both genders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even there are special social networks for children danger will be awaiting. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That’s for CyberSafeNation created. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents watching child web traffic & open chat. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Worldwide Youth Communities <ul><ul><li>Youth communities helps children to develop their skills and knowledge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children all over the world acquire computing skills without adult intervention. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young people are motivated to learn from others online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Internet provides new kinds of public spaces for youth to interact and receive feedback from one another. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>According to a web survey at several schools in Finland 50% of the 7-13 year prefer learning from youth communities rather that asking their parents and learn from them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More helpful, children can communicate with each other. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping the better development of children relationships. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Worldwide Youth Communities <ul><ul><li>There are lot of youth communities today as we mentioned before. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children spent lot of time in social spaces. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children & teens due to a cross-national study in 2001 uses the technology because in youth communities the knowledge is exposed and every one can learn. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language, culture, education did not effect the children communication. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This will help increasing children participation in social spaces on a global scale. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Silver Surfers: The elderly online <ul><ul><li>Internet indeed is a huge part of every day life. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Internet for work or to communicate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication through social spaces, emails, instant messaging. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by children, teens, adults. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Becoming to be the main way for communication. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Silver Surfers: The elderly online <ul><ul><li>However not everyone know to use technology and Internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In our society there are elderly people from generations before the computer age. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are not familiar with technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Because of grandchildren & family they must starting use the Internet so they can communicate with them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moreover there are many elderly people you use CMC as a mean of communicating with family. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMC helps elderly people who are isolated to use CMC for communicating with someone. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The digital age divide: Introduction <ul><ul><li>As we see previously, elders have troubles understating the concept of Internet. However there are solutions that will be presented to the next slides. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The digital age divide: Facts <ul><ul><li>Firstly lets consider some facts : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two-thirds of children know more about computers and the internet than their parents (BBC, 2002). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 15 percent of senior citizens in the United States have access to the internet (Lenhart, 2000). </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. The digital age divide: Facts con. <ul><ul><li>The majority of people over the age of fifty-five in the United Kingdom have never used the internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two-thirds of these people say they have no intention of ever doing so (Fielding, 2002). </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. The digital age divide :More elders use Internet <ul><li>The last year more and more elders are using the internet. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From 2000 to 2002 the number of elderly people has increased by 90%. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2005 the 26% of American elderly populations use the internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2009 increased to 45%! </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. The digital age divide: Reasons <ul><ul><li>There are many reasons for elders to go online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength the relationship with friends and family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make new friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn information about important issues (like health ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pursue hobbies </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. The digital age divide: Man& woman <ul><ul><li>According to the British organization Age Concern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over the 80% of elderly man use the internet pursue hobbies or seek information online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elderly woman on the other hand prefer to connect with their family and friends ( 86 % ). </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. ‘ Bringing wisdom to the information age’ <ul><ul><li>One of biggest website for elderly people is SeniorNet. The slogan of the website is ‘Bringing wisdom to the Information Age’. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Richard Adler says that elders have many opportunities with internet . Like support independent living and entertainment. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Other communities <ul><ul><li>There are also other communities for that cause. Lets presented some of them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dignity Foundation (located in India). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ElderCare online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web wise seniors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elderly communities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seniors site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overseas Chinese Institute on Aging. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Bridging the generation gap online <ul><ul><li>There are schools that learn elders to use Internet services and emails.(2 in New England ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some other computer schools for seniors are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer schools for seniors (located in Texas) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Silver Scholars (located in Pittsburgh of USA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Western Wyoming Community College (USA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young and seniors that already know to use internet learn the other seniors that they don’t. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Bridging the generation gap online : Goals <ul><ul><li>The goals of the programs is : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep them connect with their worlds, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring them closer to there grandchildren </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Bridging the generation gap online : Fears <ul><ul><li>There are fears that using computer will have negative effects on elders (Sherry Turkle) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Sucked into virtual reality’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce face to face communication </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Bridging the generation gap online : Solutions <ul><ul><li>Sherry Turkle also says that elders should encourage to use internet but also get out of the house in offline activities. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Conclusion <ul><ul><li>Lets summarize what we saw: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kids </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special social communities. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bridge the gender gap. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits & risks. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facts about elders and internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reasons why elders must use the internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communities that encourage and help elders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Possible fears and solutions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Bibliography <ul><ul><li>MacfArthur, New Study Shows Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development, http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.4773437/k.3CE6/New_Study_Shows_Time_Spent_Online_Important_for_Teen_Development.htm [Accessed: 1/3/09 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S.Tanner, Children and the Use of Social Space, http://www.krepublishers.com/02-Journals/T-Anth/Anth-09-0-000-000-2007-Web/Anth-09-2-000-000-2007-Abst-PDF/Anth-09-2-119-123-2007-358-Tanner-R-E-S/Anth-09-2-119-123-2007-358-Tanner-R-E-S-Tt.pdf [Accessed: 1/3/09 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanfrancisco I Am, Child Chat Rooms: Social Space or Predator Playground? , http://www.sanfranciscoiam.com/videos/99aedf0beecf [Accessed: 1/3/09 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E – finland, Children and the Internet – Towards a Balanced Concern, http://www.e.finland.fi/netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=36130 [Accessed: 1/3/09 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Austin's New Media Lab , 2008 Social Media Statistics, http://www.scribd.com/doc/11481779/Social-Media-2008-Statistics [Accessed: 1/3/09 ] </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Bibliography <ul><ul><li>Monica Blake , Internet Resources for Older People, http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/older-people/ , [Accessed :27/2/09 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund Raising, Seniors Online: Useful Statistics , http://www.fundraisingsuccessmag.com/article/seniors-online-useful-statistics-175782_1.html [Accessed :27/2/09 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Npadvisors , Seniors Online: Useful Statistics, http://www.npadvisors.com/NewContent/100558.asp [Accessed :27/2/09 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lockergnome, Seniors Using Internet More, http://www.lockergnome.com/political/2006/02/21/seniors-using-internet-more/ [Accessed :27/2/09 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R.Adler , The Age wave meets :Broadband and older Americans , http://www.seniornet.org/downloads/broadband.pdf [Accessed :27/2/09 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>J.Sundey , Generation Online 2009 , http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Generations_2009.pdf [Accessed :27/2/09 ] </li></ul></ul>

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