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  • 1. Do U Txt Msg? IM? Chat? Your Kids Do! Just What Are Kids Doing Online?
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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)
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Instant Messaging- IM
    • The ability to exchange text messages with other Internet users in real time.
    • Popular IM Software:
    • AOL
    • MSN
    • Yahoo
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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…
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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/
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. 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.