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Parent workshop - Social NetworksPresentation Transcript
Social Networking for Parents Michelle Matias and Clint Hamada Technology Facilitators
Young people on the other hand see technologies (and especially the internet) as a vital part of their social lifeand the building of their identity. Mobile phones seem to be the key to young people’s social lives (ACMA, 2007)… (T)he most significant milestones towards adulthood are now acquiring a mobile phone andjoining online social networking sites. Young People and Technology Prof. Helen McGrath 2009
Today’s Agenda What is a social network? Discussion: Pros and Cons of Social Networks The two most popular social networks Privacy settings Ways forward
Social Networks=Virtual Community
Discussion What are the benefits of social networks for you? What are the drawbacks?
Discussion What are the benefitsof social networks for your children? What are the drawbacks?
Be Careful What You Do Earlier, cereal makerKellogg'sannounced it was dropping its Frosted Flakes endorsement deal with Phelps because of the scandal... Kellogg's said it would not renew its deal with Phelps when it expires at the end of February. The company would not say how much the contracts were worth, but it was certainly in the seven or eight figures. NY Daily News
Be Careful What You Say "Following your comments made on Facebook about your job and the company we feel it is better that, as you are not happy and do not enjoy your workwe end your employment with Ivell Marketing & Logistics with immediate effect.“ From an article in the Telegraph on 15 April 2009
Social Networks and Teens As of September 2009: 73% of online American teens ages 12 to 17 used an online social network website More than 4 in 5 (82%) online teens ages 14-17 use online social networks, A bit more than half (55%) of online teens ages 12-13 say they use the sites. Social Media and Young Adults Amanda Lenhart, Kristen Purcell Aaron Smith, Kathryn Zickhur February 2010
What is Club Penguin? Games, chat, attend ‘virtual parties’, send cards Designed for 6-14 year olds Membership Parental Controls: Set play hours and limit the amount of total time your child plays
Discuss with your child What is /isn’t appropriate to share in cyberspace What to do when someone they don’t know is befriending them No eyeballing! Set limits
Facebook’s Terms of Service You specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook ("IP License"). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it. From Facebook’s Rights and Responsibilities http://www.facebook.com/terms.php
Facebook’s Terms of Service You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission. You will not create more than one personal profile. If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission. You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser). You will not use Facebook if you are under 13. You will not use Facebook if you are a convicted sex offender. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date. You will not share your password, (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. From Facebook’s Rights and Responsibilities http://www.facebook.com/terms.php
Facebook’s Privacy Settings Privacy Scanner www.reclaimprivacy.org 10 Privacy Settings All Users Should Know www.allfacebook.com Three Settings All Users Should Check www.nytimes.com Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy www.makeuseof.com Disabling Facebook Places lifehacker.org
What Can You Do? Parents
Be interested! Ask questions, just like you do with their F2F friends.
Ask to be shown their profile page … tomorrow.
Ask to be their ‘friend’ with an understanding
Most kids really do use social networks just to communicate with their friends.