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Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
Lifespan Communication In Cmc
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  • 1. Lifespan Communication in CMC. Tasos Vasiloudis Stelios Kyriakidis Tasos Chalvatzis
  • 2. SUPER YOUNG SURFERS : Children online
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Ellen Wolock and colleagues (1988) analyze six myths about computer – child relationship.
      • 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.
      • “ 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.
      • Also , some Monitoring programs are promoted by companies that promise to help parents to see what their children are doing through internet.
      • In general, this idea helps people to see their children’s social networking.
  • 4. Kids & Communities
      • Technology is part of children every day life.
      • Any child has broadband Internet connection.
      • Children communicate through social spaces.
      • Numerous of social spaces are existing today.
      • Facebook, hi5, MySpace, CBBC “Star chat”.
  • 5. Kids & Communities
      • Not all social spaces are for children.
      • Under 20% of users are under age 18 in famous social spaces.
      • There are special social spaces for children 12 & under.
      • Chat, play games, learn, Example: “Star Chat” from CBBC were children can email their television stars and find new friends, Club Penguin etc.
      • Children can develop relationships around the world.
  • 6. Kids & Communities: Advantages
      • CMC also helps the bridge of gender gap.
      • There must not be separation of knowledge.
      • Today with the technology provides to children boys and girls learn to use computer with the same way
      • Reach the same level of computer knowledge.
      • CMC they learn to be social with the difference gender from young age.
  • 7. Risks in Communities & solution.
      • Be aware as the danger is the same for both genders.
      • Even there are special social networks for children danger will be awaiting.
      • That’s for CyberSafeNation created.
      • Parents watching child web traffic & open chat.
  • 8. Worldwide Youth Communities
      • Youth communities helps children to develop their skills and knowledge.
      • Children all over the world acquire computing skills without adult intervention.
      • Young people are motivated to learn from others online.
      • The Internet provides new kinds of public spaces for youth to interact and receive feedback from one another.
      • 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.
      • More helpful, children can communicate with each other.
      • Helping the better development of children relationships.
  • 9. Worldwide Youth Communities
      • There are lot of youth communities today as we mentioned before.
      • Children spent lot of time in social spaces.
      • 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.
      • Language, culture, education did not effect the children communication.
      • This will help increasing children participation in social spaces on a global scale.
  • 10. Silver Surfers: The elderly online
      • Internet indeed is a huge part of every day life.
      • Use Internet for work or to communicate.
      • Communication through social spaces, emails, instant messaging.
      • Used by children, teens, adults.
      • Becoming to be the main way for communication.
  • 11. Silver Surfers: The elderly online
      • However not everyone know to use technology and Internet.
      • In our society there are elderly people from generations before the computer age.
      • They are not familiar with technology.
      • Because of grandchildren & family they must starting use the Internet so they can communicate with them.
      • Moreover there are many elderly people you use CMC as a mean of communicating with family.
      • CMC helps elderly people who are isolated to use CMC for communicating with someone.
  • 12. The digital age divide: Introduction
      • As we see previously, elders have troubles understating the concept of Internet. However there are solutions that will be presented to the next slides.
  • 13. The digital age divide: Facts
      • Firstly lets consider some facts :
      • Two-thirds of children know more about computers and the internet than their parents (BBC, 2002).
      • Only 15 percent of senior citizens in the United States have access to the internet (Lenhart, 2000).
  • 14. The digital age divide: Facts con.
      • The majority of people over the age of fifty-five in the United Kingdom have never used the internet.
      • Two-thirds of these people say they have no intention of ever doing so (Fielding, 2002).
  • 15. The digital age divide :More elders use Internet
    • The last year more and more elders are using the internet.
      • From 2000 to 2002 the number of elderly people has increased by 90%.
      • In 2005 the 26% of American elderly populations use the internet.
      • In 2009 increased to 45%!
  • 16. The digital age divide: Reasons
      • There are many reasons for elders to go online.
      • Strength the relationship with friends and family
      • Make new friends
      • Learn information about important issues (like health )
      • Pursue hobbies
  • 17. The digital age divide: Man& woman
      • According to the British organization Age Concern
      • Over the 80% of elderly man use the internet pursue hobbies or seek information online.
      • Elderly woman on the other hand prefer to connect with their family and friends ( 86 % ).
  • 18. ‘ Bringing wisdom to the information age’
      • One of biggest website for elderly people is SeniorNet. The slogan of the website is ‘Bringing wisdom to the Information Age’.
      • Richard Adler says that elders have many opportunities with internet . Like support independent living and entertainment.
  • 19. Other communities
      • There are also other communities for that cause. Lets presented some of them.
      • Dignity Foundation (located in India).
      • ElderCare online.
      • Web wise seniors.
      • Elderly communities.
      • Seniors site.
      • Overseas Chinese Institute on Aging.
  • 20. Bridging the generation gap online
      • There are schools that learn elders to use Internet services and emails.(2 in New England )
      • Some other computer schools for seniors are
        • Computer schools for seniors (located in Texas)
        • Silver Scholars (located in Pittsburgh of USA)
        • Western Wyoming Community College (USA)
      • Young and seniors that already know to use internet learn the other seniors that they don’t.
  • 21. Bridging the generation gap online : Goals
      • The goals of the programs is :
      • Keep them connect with their worlds,
      • Bring them closer to there grandchildren
  • 22. Bridging the generation gap online : Fears
      • There are fears that using computer will have negative effects on elders (Sherry Turkle)
      • ‘ Sucked into virtual reality’
      • Reduce face to face communication
  • 23. Bridging the generation gap online : Solutions
      • Sherry Turkle also says that elders should encourage to use internet but also get out of the house in offline activities.
  • 24. Conclusion
      • Lets summarize what we saw:
        • Kids
        • Special social communities.
        • Statistics.
        • Bridge the gender gap.
        • Benefits & risks.
        • Elders
        • Facts about elders and internet
        • Reasons why elders must use the internet
        • Communities that encourage and help elders
        • Possible fears and solutions
  • 25. Bibliography
      • MacfArthur, New Study Shows Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development, [Accessed: 1/3/09 ]
      • S.Tanner, Children and the Use of Social Space, [Accessed: 1/3/09 ]
      • Sanfrancisco I Am, Child Chat Rooms: Social Space or Predator Playground? , [Accessed: 1/3/09 ]
      • E – finland, Children and the Internet – Towards a Balanced Concern, [Accessed: 1/3/09 ]
      • Austin's New Media Lab , 2008 Social Media Statistics, [Accessed: 1/3/09 ]
  • 26. Bibliography
      • Monica Blake , Internet Resources for Older People, , [Accessed :27/2/09 ]
      • Fund Raising, Seniors Online: Useful Statistics , [Accessed :27/2/09 ]
      • Npadvisors , Seniors Online: Useful Statistics, [Accessed :27/2/09 ]
      • Lockergnome, Seniors Using Internet More, [Accessed :27/2/09 ]
      • R.Adler , The Age wave meets :Broadband and older Americans , [Accessed :27/2/09 ]
      • J.Sundey , Generation Online 2009 , [Accessed :27/2/09 ]