How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?              Dr Tama Leaver     @tamaleaver /t.leaver@curtin...
Be aware of the privacy settings onany social media platforms you use.Use these to ensure you’re onlysharing photos of you...
Decide what you’re comfortablewith other people sharing aboutyour kids.TELL PEOPLE (in advance if possible)what your limit...
At the appropriate ages, discuss andmodel social media use with yourkids.Demonstrate and discuss, don’tdictate (whenever p...
DON’T fall into the trap of thinkingyour kids are DIGITAL NATIVES (andyou might not be) - everyone has tolearn what they’r...
Be open to negotiation about whatyou share about your kids. One day,they may ask you to delete 5000baby photos. This may b...
Lastly, remember that real nameshave real value. Encourage your kidsto use partial names or pseudonymswhenever possible, s...
Thanks for listening!Questions & Comments ? Tama Leaver @tamaleaver   t.leaver@curtin.edu.au    www.tamaleaver.net
How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?
How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?
How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?
How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?
How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?
How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?
How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?
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How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?

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Moral panics in the media often suggest that we should worry about how young people use social networks like Facebook. Should young people today and in the future worry more about what their parents are sharing? It’s common to see baby pictures on Facebook only hours after a new baby is birth, often preceded by ultrasound photos and videos. Will kids have to inherent a long Facebook history when they turn 13 and can sign up themselves? And what steps should parents take today to ensure kids have the chance to fashion their own identity online as they grow up?

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How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?

  1. 1. How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook? Dr Tama Leaver @tamaleaver /t.leaver@curtin.edu.au www.tamaleaver.net Department of Internet Studies Curtin University
  2. 2. Be aware of the privacy settings onany social media platforms you use.Use these to ensure you’re onlysharing photos of your kids withREAL friends (not all Facebook“friends”).
  3. 3. Decide what you’re comfortablewith other people sharing aboutyour kids.TELL PEOPLE (in advance if possible)what your limits are, and ask themto respect your decision.
  4. 4. At the appropriate ages, discuss andmodel social media use with yourkids.Demonstrate and discuss, don’tdictate (whenever possible).
  5. 5. DON’T fall into the trap of thinkingyour kids are DIGITAL NATIVES (andyou might not be) - everyone has tolearn what they’re doing, so learntogether as long as possible.
  6. 6. Be open to negotiation about whatyou share about your kids. One day,they may ask you to delete 5000baby photos. This may be a perfectlyreasonable request.
  7. 7. Lastly, remember that real nameshave real value. Encourage your kidsto use partial names or pseudonymswhenever possible, so they can learnto fashion their own identities beforethese identities become aninescapable reputation.
  8. 8. Thanks for listening!Questions & Comments ? Tama Leaver @tamaleaver t.leaver@curtin.edu.au www.tamaleaver.net

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