Basics Of Facebook For Parents

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Basics Of Facebook For Parents

  1. 1. Basics of Facebook for Parents A presentation by: Roberto Romero
  2. 2. Statistics About Facebook <ul><li>Facebook is a social network </li></ul><ul><li>Has over 64,000,000 users </li></ul><ul><li>Gets over 250,000 registrations per day </li></ul><ul><li>Has over 15,000 Official Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Has over 200,000 unofficial Applications </li></ul><ul><li>User can add up to 20 friends per day </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of Facebook 1 <ul><li>Created in 2004 at Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>Creators: Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes </li></ul><ul><li>Design to put students in touch with one another </li></ul><ul><li>Within a month Stanford, Columbia and Yale joined the network </li></ul><ul><li>By 2005 800 Colleges joined the network </li></ul>
  4. 4. History of Facebook 2 <ul><li>In 2005 the name changed from “the facebook” to “Facebook” </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for College students but is now open to all </li></ul><ul><li>Goal still the same, share information in an easy and entertaining way </li></ul>
  5. 5. What makes Facebook attractive <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Time saving </li></ul><ul><li>Chat, E-mail and Bulletin boards all in one place </li></ul><ul><li>News feed and updates </li></ul><ul><li>Power user can make their own applications </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors can see what others are up to </li></ul>
  6. 6. Keeping children safe in Facebook
  7. 7. Keeping children safe in Facebook 2
  8. 8. Keeping children safe in Facebook 3 <ul><li>Children under 13 shouldn’t have a profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They don’t have a need for it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advice kids not to accept request from people they don’t know </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same as “don’t talk to strangers” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explain that accepting these can cause the computer to be infected with a virus and never work again </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Children can be mean to each other look out for cyber bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Create a profile and join the child’s network </li></ul><ul><li>Make them understand that not all people are honest when they write </li></ul><ul><li>Have kids share their user ID/Password with you to monitor their activities and make sure they are safe. </li></ul>Keeping children safe in Facebook 4
  10. 10. <ul><li>Limit personal information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Address, School, birth date, and full name, are some of the things that should be left out. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep a good line of communication between you and your kids of why the supervision </li></ul>Keeping children safe in Facebook 5
  11. 11. Benefits of Facebook <ul><li>Share pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Share events </li></ul><ul><li>Share notes and lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Chat with old friends & make new ones </li></ul><ul><li>There are many useful applications </li></ul>
  12. 12. Disadvantages of Facebook <ul><li>Very large and distributed in user base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it a waste of too much time when searching? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not all people are honest with kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is and who is not trust worthy? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open for development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which application has malicious content? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open to viruses, adware and Trojans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simple disagreements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can turn into people’s war and cause defamation of character by unwanted and untrue postings </li></ul></ul>Warning!
  13. 13. Other Social Networks <ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Friendster </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Sony Home </li></ul><ul><li>Sony FreeRealms </li></ul><ul><li>Xbox 360 Live </li></ul>
  14. 14. What do other’s Say about Facebook
  15. 15. Final Thoughts <ul><li>Identify the need for Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Learn as much as possible about it </li></ul><ul><li>Use it with discretion </li></ul><ul><li>Supervise child use </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of all the benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Be alert to all disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the technology </li></ul>

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