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  1. 1.<br />Serving youth and teens in a digital worldLIS 768 April 2010<br />BORN DIGITAL<br />
  2. 2. So easy a 2-year old can do it!<br />This video shows a young girl using an iPad<br /><br />
  3. 3.<br />It seems like kids today are practically born knowing how to use the computer.<br />
  4. 4. Digital Natives<br />People born after 1980 are known as “Digital Natives”<br />They only know a world that is digital<br />First generation to live cradle to grave in the digital era<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>They spend a large amount of time using digital technology
  6. 6. They are multitaskers
  7. 7. They don’t distinguish between their online and offline identities.</li></ul>Digital Natives feel as comfortable in online spaces as they do in offline spaces<br />
  8. 8. They use social networking<br />Digital Natives use digital technologies to express themselves and relate to others by using sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace.<br />
  9. 9. They use technology to express themselves creatively<br />FLICKR<br />YOUTUBE<br />
  10. 10. They use information as something to be downloaded and changed to fit their needs<br />Information can be changed<br />
  11. 11. Education is key<br />More than ever, children need guidance and education from adults regarding how to function in this digital environment.<br /><br />
  12. 12. How do we help them protect their digital identities and privacy?<br /><br />
  13. 13. How do we keep them safe from cyberbullying and violence?<br />How do we keep them safe from cyberbullying and violence?<br />
  14. 14. How do we help them learn about copyright and piracy?<br />
  15. 15. How do we keep them from getting overwhelmed by too much information?<br /><br />
  16. 16. How do we help young people navigate this digital world without getting lost in it?<br />
  17. 17. What is a Digital Dossier?<br />Do your students<br />have one?<br />
  18. 18. Your digital dossier is anything in a digital format regarding "you" - a compilation of your digital tracks.<br />And YES, Your Students Have One!!<br />
  19. 19. From the time a child of today is in their mother's womb their dossier has begun to form.<br />
  20. 20. Not only has it formed, but they have no control over it. <br />"Individuals are losing control of this information because the data-collection practices of corporations, among others, are changing at a rate that is faster than the rate of change for society's methods of protecting the data." (Palfrey & Gasser)<br />
  21. 21. Digital dossiers contain not only information you  yourself have shared, but information others create about you as well.<br />
  22. 22. So what happens when our teens loose control of their dossiers? What happens to their identity? Can they damage their public persona for prospective colleges and employers?<br />"Most young people are extremely likely to leave something behind in cyberspace that will become a lot like a tattoo - something connected to them that they cannot get rid of later in life, even if they want to, without a great deal of difficulty." (Palfrey & Gasser)<br />
  23. 23. We must teach our teens the concept of this "digital tattoo.” That what you put online can be permanent and damaging.<br />
  24. 24. It is our job, as educators and parents to teach our students about their dossier and protect them from the negative effects it can have on their identities.<br />
  25. 25. We need to show them how to protect themselves by protecting their<br />
  26. 26. Due to the digital age, privacy may never be the same again<br /><ul><li>No single solution to protect privacy
  27. 27. Involves the efforts of
  28. 28. Digital Native
  29. 29. Parents & Teachers
  30. 30. Companies
  31. 31. State & Government agencies </li></li></ul><li>Digital Natives must get smart about controlling what they can about themselves online.<br />
  32. 32. In this period of transformation, parents and teachers need to take on greater responsibility for helping Digital Natives make the right choices about their privacy. <br />
  33. 33. Today’s youth must also protect themselves from each other. Bullying has always been a issue faced by children and today’s online environment makes it even easier. And now kids must also face being bullied anonymously.<br /><br />
  34. 34. Cyberbullying has become a big issue for digital natives in recent years.<br />Cyberbullies use email, IM, texting, social networking sites and even online gaming to harass their victims.<br /><br />
  35. 35. What is Cyberbullying?<br />Flaming<br />Harassment<br />Denigration<br />Impersonation<br />Outing & Trickery<br />Exclusion/ Ostracism<br />Cyberstalking<br /><br />
  36. 36.<br />Just one incident can have a lasting impact as the text or images get passed around over and over.<br />
  37. 37. Who is a Cyberbully?<br />4 types according to Parry Aftab:<br />The Vengeful Angel<br />The Power Hungry Bully<br />Mean Girls (or Boys)<br />The Inadvertent Cyberbully<br />
  38. 38.<br />Older girls are more likely to be cyberbullies and victims.<br />
  39. 39. Phoebe Prince<br /><ul><li>Freshman at South Hadley High School in MA
  40. 40. Moved to USA from Ireland summer/fall 2009
  41. 41. Bullied at school and via texting and social networking sites after dating a popular boy
  42. 42. Committed suicide January 14, 2010 (15 years old)</li></li></ul><li>What Can Parents Do?<br />Only 35% of teens told parents about cyberbullying1<br />51% of preteens told<br />Look for victim warning signs:<br />Upset after being online or viewing a text message<br />Withdraws from social interaction with peers<br />Possible drop in academic performance<br />Visibly upset/withdrawn after using the computer<br />1Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Survey, 2006:<br />
  43. 43. What Can Parents Do?<br />Kids worry they will be punished for being bullied<br />DON’T take away or restrict Internet privileges<br />Next time something happens, you probably won’t hear about it<br />Be proactive! Educate!<br />
  44. 44. What Can Parents Do?<br />Save the evidence: print or save IMs or websites<br />“Warn” or block bullies on IM software<br />Report harassment to site creators<br />May violate TOS on MySpace, Facebook, etc.<br />Create guidelines for responsible use<br />View your child’s profile occasionally<br />
  45. 45. AOL Instant Messenger offers numerous privacy settings to help prevent unwanted contact.<br />
  46. 46. Facebook’s Help Center helps users stay in control of privacy settings.<br />
  47. 47. The Safety Center provides tips for parents, teens, educators, and even law enforcement. It also offers a way to report abuse.<br />
  48. 48. What About Schools?<br />Create awareness about cyberbullying<br />Incorporate cyberbullying into school policies<br />Include protocols for reporting it<br />Come up with a definition<br />Talk about it in the classroom!<br />Conduct a needs assessment<br />What’s happening with your students?<br />
  49. 49. What About Schools?<br />What are the school’s legal obligations?<br />Did the incident cause/threaten to cause disruption at school?<br />Did some bullying (traditional or not) take place on school grounds?<br />School counseling services are always available<br />
  50. 50.<br />We may not be able to put a complete stop to bullying, but we can still teach them ways to cope and how to control the situation<br />
  51. 51.<br />
  52. 52. Information Overload<br />How much information is too much?<br />In 2008, U.S. households consumed approximately 3.6 zettabytes of information.<br />Every year, the amount of digital information grows more rapidly than the year before.<br />
  53. 53. Information overload occurs when the amount of information available exceeds a person’s ability to process it.<br />
  54. 54. Digital Natives experience information overload. <br />They also contribute to it <br />by the amount <br />of information <br />they produce.<br />
  55. 55. A survey of elementary school students showed that at least 80 percent of fourth-grade and eighth-grade students have experienced information overload.<br />
  56. 56. Negative effects of information overload:<br /><ul><li> Confusion
  57. 57. Frustration
  58. 58. Anger
  59. 59. Stress
  60. 60. Anxiety
  61. 61. Depression
  62. 62. Low motivation
  63. 63. Panic</li></li></ul><li>Digital communications and multitasking are convenient, but can strain family relationships if they undercut family time.<br />
  64. 64. Kids learn better when they pay full attention to things they want to remember.<br />
  65. 65. Too much information can make it<br />difficult <br />for anyone<br />to make <br />good decisions.<br />
  66. 66. Digital Natives need to learn skills and gain tools that will help them cope with information overload.<br />
  67. 67.<br />
  68. 68. Search Engines<br />Allow users to locate content based on self-defined search terms<br />Help determine relevance of information without reading the whole page<br />
  69. 69. RSS Feeds<br />Users subscribe to news, blogs, or social networking sites for updates all on one page<br />Eliminates need to continually check favorite sites for new information and updates<br />
  70. 70. Recommendation Systems<br />Use collaborative filtering to recommend information based on previous selections<br />Save time because users don’t have to look through millions of options to find what they like<br />
  71. 71. Filtering<br />Spam filters in email, within search engines, and within RSS readers help eliminate irrelevant or unwanted information<br />Saves user the time they’d have to spend going through things they don’t want or need to see<br />
  72. 72. Tagging<br />Lets users put customized virtual labels on sites<br />Helps manage information and prevent overload by keeping information organized<br />
  73. 73. Education is key in helping Digital Natives cope with information overload.<br />
  74. 74. What can parents do to help?<br />Raise kids’ awareness of information overload so they can learn tools and strategies to avoid it<br />Help kids’ distinguish when multitasking might be harmful to learning<br />Pay attention to kids’ online behavior – talk to them about where they go and what they’re looking for<br />Lead by example: show how kids how you deal with information overload<br />
  75. 75. What can educators do?<br />Raise awareness about overload among children and their parents<br />Teach tools and techniques to prevent overload as part of their classroom lessons<br />Teach students how to skim information and prioritize<br />
  76. 76. Information overload is not the biggest problem Digital Natives will face, but it will be a persistent challenge throughout their lives.<br />
  77. 77. The Internet can be a scary place but there are a lot of positive learning opportunities and chances to connect in new ways.<br /><br />
  78. 78. References<br />“2 Students Reportedly Expelled From Mass. High School After Cyber Bullying Sucide.” 24 Feb. 2010. Web. 20 Mar. 2010.<br />Bazelton, Emily. “Could Anyone Have Saved Phoebe Prince?” Slate. 8 Feb. 2010. Web. 28 Feb. 2010.<br />Feinberg, Ted and Nicole Robey. “Cyberbullying.” Principal Leadership. 9.1 (2008): 10-14.<br />“Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds” by the Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2010.<br />Ito, Mizuko. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2010.<br />Kowalski, Robin M., Susan P. Limber, and Patricia W. Agatston. Cyber Bullying. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.<br />Lynch, Donal. “Bullied to death.” 14 Mar. 2010. Web. 20 Mar. 2010.<br />Palfrey, John and Urs Gasser. Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. New York: Basic Books, 2008.<br />“Social Media and Young Adults” by Amanda Lenhart, Kristen Purcell, Aaron Smith and Kathryn Zickuhr. Pew Internet & American Life Project, 3 Feb. 2010.<br />Sutton, Susan. “School Solutions for Cyberbullying.” Principal Leadership. 9.6 (2009): 39-42.<br />Tapscott, Don. Grown Up Digital. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009.<br />Willard, Nancy. “Cyberbullying: Q&A with Nancy Willard.” The Prevention Researcher. 14, supplement (2007): 13-15.<br />
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