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    • Do U Txt Msg? IM? Chat? Your Kids Do! Just What Are Kids Doing Online?
    • Why Online?
      • Teens use online communication for:
      • Socializing
      • Event planning
      • Coordinating online and offline meeting times
      • Gossiping
      • Keeping in touch with friends and family
      • Creating and fostering online friendships and relationships
    • What is a profile?
      • Profiles- online description of the user. They are searchable and can be viewed by anyone.
      • Often include information such as:
      • Name
      • Age
      • Location
      • Hobbies
      • Favorite music, sports, etc.
    • Discussion Boards
      • Also known as message boards and forums
      • A user starts a thread or topic and others can post comments about the topic
      • Comments are listed by date, with the most recent in a thread at the bottom
      • Asynchronous
    • Chat rooms
      • A website, part of a website, or part of an online service that provides a venue for communities of users with a common interest to communicate in real time. (synchronous)
    • The Stats (From PEW Internet & American Life Project)
      • 58% of online teens have more than one email address or screen name.
      • 24% of teens who have used IMs and email or been to chat rooms have pretended to be a different person when they were communicating online.
      • 33% of these teens report having someone give them fake information via email or IM.
      • 15% of online teens have lied about their age to access a web site.
    • Instant Messaging- IM
      • The ability to exchange text messages with other Internet users in real time.
      • Popular IM Software:
      • AOL
      • MSN
      • Yahoo
    • The Stats (From PEW Internet & American Life Project)
      • 74% online teens use instant messaging.
      • 69% of teen instant messagers use IM at least several times a week.
      • 37% have used IM to write something that they would not have said in person.
      • 17% of instant messagers have used IMs to ask someone out. 13% to break up.
    • Blogging
      • To author an online diary or chronology of thought
      • The Blog is an online publishing tool that enables people to easily publish their loves, passions, dislikes, peeves, discoveries, and insights.
      • Blogs can be personal, political, topical…
    • Student Blogs
      • Myspace - http://www.myspace.com a social networking site that supports blogging, instant messaging, email, picture/video posting, and more with currently 94+ million users.
    • Blogging Sites
      • Generic Blog site: www.blogger.com
      • Educational Blog site: http://classblogmeister.com/
      • Educator Blog – David Wartick “Exactly 2 ¢ Worth”
      • http://davidwartick.com/blog/
      • Kathy Schrock’s Kaffeeklatsh – http://kathyschrock.net/blog/
    • Cyber Bullying Statistics
      • 12 percent of kids have been bullied while online. One in four has had it happen more than once.
      • 35 percent of kids have been threatened online. Nearly one in five has had it happen more than once.
      • 21 percent of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails or other messages.
    • Cyber Bullying (Continued)
      • 58 percent of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online.
      • 53 percent of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than one in three has done it more than once.
      • 58 percent of kids have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.
    • Our Students Need to Know (Tips)
      • Tell a trusted adult about the bullying and keep telling until you find an adult who takes action.
      • Don’t open or read messages from cyber bullies.
      • Tell a teacher or administrator at your school if it is school related. Such as a threat made towards the school or teacher.
      • Don’t erase the messages—they may be needed to take action.
    • Tips for Students (Continued)
      • Protect yourself. NEVER agree to meet face to face with anyone you meet online.
      • If contacted through chat or instant messaging, the bully can often be blocked.
      • If you are threatened with harm, inform the local police.
    • Kentucky POS
      • In the spring of 2006, KDE released an updated version of the Program of Studies.
      • The POS now includes a technology component that is required by law for all grade levels.
      • Within the Technology POS, there is a safety component.