Social media explained for parents


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Orientate parents to our changing world driven by technology. Use this presentation along with roadtrips to various social media sites using your computer, mobile phone, and tablet showing how people seamlessly move among the tools interacting with others, sharing, etc. Emphasize the important of parents learning to drive these tools so they can teach and support their kids online. Don't be afraid and ban, rather learn, embrace, and guide.

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Social media explained for parents

  1. 1. Social Media Explained # 12275820 Brian Kuhn My Coordinates… Director of Technology and CIO Vancouver School Board @bkuhn
  2. 2. What do you know about Social Media?
  3. 3. Brian Kuhn Director of Technology / CIO
  4. 4. We live in unprecedented times! # 17723170
  5. 5. 3.6 B people on earth First computer chess tournament 0 (yes zero) personal computers sold 0 e-mails sent 0 blog posts 0 Facebook users BG (before Google) 1970 # 1563122
  6. 6. Nov 4, 2013 around 8:42pm 7.19 B people on the earth 260,165,835 personal computers sold this year 565,071 TVs sold today 4,274,432 cell phones sold today 2,839,834,102 internet users on earth 156,231,286,923 e-mail messages sent today 2,822,456 blog posts today 1,150,000,000 + Facebook users 3,103,823,201 Google searches today 453,595,223 Tweets sent today # 7611212
  7. 7. “If you make some very logical, and even conservative, assumptions about where technology is likely to lead in the coming years, much of the conventional wisdom about what the future will look like becomes unsupportable” The Lights in the Tunnel (Kindle 222)
  8. 8. History has proven time and again that, where technology is concerned, something can be impossible since the dawn of civilization and then suddenly, in the blink of an eye, become possible. The Lights in the Tunnel (Kindle 2998)
  9. 9. © Designs by Shell
  10. 10. MECHANICAL CALCULATOR (1645) Shift to digital - it's an app, a web page; early electronic calculators were $1000 - some schools had a lab of them, now they’re free! Shift to digital - e-mail, texting, Facebook, Twitter, etc. TELEGRAPH (1838)
  11. 11. TYPEWRITER (1868) Shift to digital - touch, voice, and hand motion
  12. 12. TELEPHONE (1876) Shift to digital - personal digital assistant, the phone has disappeared amongst a powerful general purpose computer in your hand TV, Movie, Radio, Web, Video Phone, Apps, … TELEVISION (1927) 1958
  13. 13. INTERNET (1970--1975) # 15885386 “The Web provides a platform for networking human minds. Printing allowed people to know. The Web enables people to collaborate and to learn collectively.” Macrowikinomics (kindle 566)
  14. 14. # 18436318
  15. 15. Doubles every 11/2 – 3 years
  16. 16. What is the most profound technological change you've experienced in your lifetime? # 95069
  17. 17. Becomes When I was a student… Expensive “expert only” knowledge has evolved into free collaboratively created knowledge…
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  19. 19. Benedict XVI Francis
  20. 20. # 18713708
  21. 21. is not bad or good, it depends on how it is used and for what purpose Slang Mobile has made it easy, fast, and addictive Age limits for using SM are typically stated as 13+… ethical dilemma
  22. 22. # 23346718 Social Media Road Trip
  23. 23. Danger Lurks… Pictures Reputations Privacy Permanency Consequences # 14836411
  24. 24. flickr-com-photos-wespeck-4960579336 Communicating used to be so simple…
  25. 25. ‘Pix it or it didn’t happen’ Inappropriate snaps Sexting # 4066060 Cameras are in Everything!
  26. 26. A bad reputation is just a click away… everything is visible to millions, including friends and family.
  27. 27. ‘The internet isn't written in pencil, it's written in pen’
  28. 28. Parents should approve of the information their younger kids put online It will become increasingly more difficult to manage these as your kids become teenagers When should a real picture be included? What should your child write about themselves? # 15885386 Help your Kids Create Profiles
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  30. 30. Would you let your kids learn to drive a car on their own? Teach your kids how to ‘drive’ the Internet and Social Media!
  31. 31. “Take Care of Yourself” “Take Care of Others” #10467139 Social Media Code of Conduct
  32. 32. Social Media (SM), what to do? Join and participate in SM tools Follow and Friend your kids Talk with your kids about SM Discuss bullying and how it can be amplified online Be a SM role model! Don’t ban, teach #15207641
  33. 33. flickr - langwitches - digital portfolio - 4859583721