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Presentation for the Parenting Awareness Michigan Conference in Marquette, MI on 10/20/10

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  • Before Facebook: Social Networking and Our Children
    Charlie Yeagercyeager@maresa.org
    Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator
    Comprehensive School Health Coordinator
    Math and Science Curriculum Coordinator
    Michigan Green School Coordinator
    AmeriCorps Program Director
    Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
  • Before Facebook: Social Networking and Our Children
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    Publication tools with blogs (Typepad, Blogger…), wikis (Wikipedia, Wikia, Wetpaint…) and citizen journalism portals (Digg, Newsvine…)
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  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Welcome to Wikipedia,
    the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
    3,439,251 articles in English
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Sharing tools for videos (YouTube…), pictures (FlickR…), links (del.icio.us, Ma.gnolia…), music (Last.fm, iLike…), slideshows (Slideshare), products reviews (Crowdstorm, Stylehive…) or products feedbacks (Feedback 2.0, GetSatisfaction…)
  • Social Networking and Our Children
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  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Discussions tools like forums (PHPbb, vBulletin, Phorum…), video forums (Seesmic), instant messaging (Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Meebo…) and VoIP (Skype, Google Talk, iChat, Oovoo…)
  • Social Networking and Our Children
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Social networks (Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, Orkut…), niche social networks (LinkedIn, Boompa…) and tools for creating social networks (Ning)
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    Micropublication tools (Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku, Plurk, Adocu…) and alike (twitxr, tweetpeek)
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  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Social aggregation tools like lifestream (FriendFeed, Socializr, Socialthing!, lifestrea.ms, Profilactic…)
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  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Virtual worlds (Second Life, Entropia Universe, There…), 3D chats (Habbo, IMVU…) and teens dedicated virtual universes (Stardoll, Club Penguin…)
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  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Social gaming platforms (ImInLikeWithYou, Doof…), casual gaming portals (Pogo, Cafe, Kongregate…) and social networks enabled games (Three Rings, SGN)
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    MMO - Massively multiplayer online game
    (Neopets, Gaia Online, Kart Rider, Drift City, Maple Story)
    MMORPG - Massively multiplayer online role-playing game
    (World of Warcraft, Age of Conan…)
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    How should parents in today’s social media age deal with the F word question?
    Is the web changing our brains?
    Are children’s deep cognitive skills being replaced with short-term sensory ones?
    What is the web’s effect upon human beings?
    What happens online does not stay online, that can be a problem.
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    How should parents in today’s social media age deal with the F word question?
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    How should parents in today’s social media age deal with the F word question?
    Is this the best way for kids to learn about the world?
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    How should parents in today’s social media age deal with the F word question?
    Is this the best way for kids to learn about the world?
    Do parents who want their kids to learn about the world have a responsibility to allow them to be on social networks?
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    How should parents in today’s social media age deal with the F word question?
    Is the Internet killing rather than fostering intelligence?
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    How should parents in today’s social media age deal with the F word question?
    Is the Internet is killing rather than fostering intelligence?
    Social networks fail to educate kids about the real world, substituting the trivia of video games for books, and promoting a mindless consumerism over serious learning.
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Is the web changing our brains?
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Is the web changing our brains?
    "I became aware of changes in my own thinking a couple of years ago,”
    Nicholas Carr, "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains"
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    Is the web changing our brains?
    "I came to realize, some time in 2007, that I was losing my ability to pay deep attention to one thing over a long period of time. When I'd sit down to read a book, for instance, I was only able to sustain my concentration for a page or two. My mind would begin to crave stimulation and distraction -- it wanted to click on links, jump from page to page, check email, do some Googling.”
    Nicholas Carr, Author, "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains"
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    Is the web changing our brains?
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    Linear Thinking
    End
    Start
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    Linear Thinking
    Non-Linear Thinking
    Start
    End
  • The Internet is a medium based on interruption
    Social Networking and Our Children
  • The Internet is changing the way people read and process information. We've come to associate the acquisition of wisdom with deep reading and solitary concentration, and he says there's not much of that to be found online.
    What is the maximum time you spend on one website?
    Social Networking and Our Children
  • The Internet is changing the way people read and process information. We've come to associate the acquisition of wisdom with deep reading and solitary concentration, and he says there's not much of that to be found online.
    What is the maximum time you spend reading one book?
    Social Networking and Our Children
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Are children’s deep cognitive skills being replaced with short-term sensory ones?
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Are children’s deep cognitive skills being replaced with short-term sensory ones?
    "Over the past few years," Carr wrote, "I've had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn't going – so far as I can tell – but it's changing. I'm not thinking the way I used to think.”
    Nicholas Carr, "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains"
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Are children’s deep cognitive skills being replaced with short-term sensory ones?
    The brains of illiterate people, for example, are structurally different from those of people who can read.
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Are children’s deep cognitive skills being replaced with short-term sensory ones?
    “In general, technology can be good [for children’s cognitive development] if it is used judiciously. But if it is used in a non-judicious fashion, it will shape the brain in what I think will actually be a negative way.”
    Jordan Grafman, chief of cognitive neuroscience at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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    What is the web’s effect upon human beings?
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    What is the web’s effect upon human beings?
    Physical hazards
    wrist and neck injury
    eyestrain
    obesity possibility of toxic emissions and radiation
    ergonomic problems
    http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/alliance.html
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    What is the web’s effect upon human beings?
    Emotional and social hazards
    social isolation
    weakened bonds with teachers
    lack of self-discipline and self-motivation
    emotional detachment from community
    commercial exploitation (Branding)
    http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/alliance.html
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    What is the web’s effect upon human beings?
    Intellectual hazards
    lack of creativity
    stunted imagination
    poor language and literacy skill
    attention deficit
    too little patience
    plagiarism
    distraction from meaninghttp://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/alliance.html
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    What happens online does not stay online, that can be a problem.
    Cyberbullying
    What is your cyber-self image?
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    http://www.radicalparenting.com/
    Social Networking must begin with Family networking
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  • It's illegal. Don't take or send nude or sexually suggestive photos of yourself or anyone else.
    Non-legal consequence: the emotional (and reputation) damage that can come from having intimate photos of yourself go to a friend who can become an ex- friend and send it to everyone you know.
    Not just on phones. Sexting can be done on any media-sharing device or technology - including email and the Web. It's always a bad idea.
    Kids: Talk with your parents about sexting in a relaxed setting.
    The bottom line. Stay alert when using digital media. Critical thinking about what we upload as well as download is the best protection.
    Social Networking and Our Children
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    Douglass Turner said...
    ……..As with all new technologies, their impact is overestimated in the short term and underestimated in the long term.
    Taken from: Social media: how much is too much?
    http://gregverdino.typepad.com/greg_verdinos_blog/2007/07/social-media-ho.html
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    Douglass Turner also said...
    A big negative I see from your constant flitting between social media tools …. is the resultant negative impact on the quality of your posts, comments, etc. This relentless pace impairs clear thought. Deep thinking goes out the window. Reflection is for wimps. Over time this can only have a real long term impact.
    ……this stuff will make you dumber if you're not careful.
    Taken from: Social media: how much is too much?
    http://gregverdino.typepad.com/greg_verdinos_blog/2007/07/social-media-ho.html
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Too much technology:
    “If you are not ADD,
    you will be!”
    Charlie Yeager
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    …….I feel like a rat in a maze running frantically trying to get out, but not knowing which way to go. Going one way, then another, then another, then getting mad because I am stuck. Trying this and trying that and nothing works with 100% success. While all the time trying to get back to the peace that I once felt while paddling a canoe in the middle of the Yukon Territory or Alaska. I feel like I am a prisoner of our society, a prisoner of my job, and a prisoner of my mind. I can't get the squirrel in my head to stop. And when the squirrel shifts into overdrive, I explode……….
    Charlie Yeager
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    For better or worse, our children are now living their lives on the electronic network, posting their photos, revealing their desires, making their friends, defining their identities.
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    “The Internet has become the world's meeting house, a modern planetary forum, where millions distribute gigabytes of personal data, photos, thoughts, Twitter messages, blogs and emails to chat, gossip, flirt and show off.”
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1284564/How-internet-rewiring-brains-The-web-treasure-house-knowledge--making-impossible-concentrate-more.html#ixzz129BWCXSW
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    There are some great things that happen with technology.
    What are they?
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    Most things are great if used in moderation.
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    http://www.mi-ncli.org/
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    Parents have a responsibility to educate their kids about the perils of self-revelation and over-reliance on social media.
    Technology is neither intrinsically good nor evil. It depends upon how our kids use it.
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    What about overuse of technology?
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    Over half of the world’s population is under the age of 25 years old
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    Twenty Global Issues, Twenty Years to Solve Them
    Sharing our planet: Issues involving the global commons
    •Global warming•Biodiversity and ecosystem losses•Fisheries depletion•Deforestation•Water deficits•Maritime safety and pollution
    High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them, J.F. Rischard
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    Twenty Global Issues, Twenty Years to Solve Them
    Sharing our humanity: Issues requiring global commitment•Massive step-up in the fight against poverty•Peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism•Education for all•Global infectious diseases•Digital divide•Natural disaster prevention and mitigation
    High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them, J.F. Rischard
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    Twenty Global Issues, Twenty Years to Solve Them
    Sharing our rule book: Issues needing a global regulatory approach•Reinventing taxation for the 21st century•Biotechnology rules•Global financial architecture•Illegal drugs•Trade, investment and competition rules•Intellectual property rights•E-commerce rules•International labor and migration rules
    High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them, J.F. Rischard
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Unplug as a Family 1-2 hours a day
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Unplug as a Family 1-2 hours a day
    Unplug as a Family 1 day or ½ day per week
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    Unplug as a Family 1-2 hours a day
    Unplug as a Family 1 day or ½ day per week
    Have face-to-face conversations
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    Unplug as a Family 1-2 hours a day
    Unplug as a Family 1 day or ½ day per week
    Have face-to-face conversations
    Read what your kids write…..
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    Unplug as a Family 1-2 hours a day
    Unplug as a Family 1 day or ½ day per week
    Have face-to-face conversations
    Read what your kids write…..
    Communicate with your kids using their favorite medium
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    Unplug as a Family 1-2 hours a day
    Unplug as a Family 1 day or ½ day per week
    Have face-to-face conversations
    Read what your kids write…..
    Communicate with your kids using their favorite medium
    Teach your kids to communicate with you using your favorite medium
  • Cooper Lake, Michigan
  • Social Networking and Our Children
    Charlie Yeager
    cyeager@maresa.org
    906-226-5116
    The Lord says: "Stand at the crossroads
    and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask
    where the good way is, and walk in it,
    and you will find rest for your souls."
    -Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)