Using Social Media responsibly - a talk for parents


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Using Social Media responsibly - a talk for parents

  1. 1. Portmarnock Community School 2013 Donal O’ Mahony @domaho
  2. 2. Developments happen very quickly Facebook age 9 Bebo / YouTube age 8 Twitter / Tumblr age 7 iPhone age 6 iPad / Ask.FM / Pinterest / Instragram age 3 Snapchat / Google Glass age 2
  3. 3. Generations... from presenter at the National Digital Education Summit, Croke Park
  4. 4. Psychological needs then...
  5. 5. Psychological needs now... Source: Twitter @mdcounselling
  6. 6. Taking Control of the WiFi at home Apartmenttherapy
  7. 7. Some (many?) parents and many schools playing catch up
  8. 8. Schools have become more confident with technology and Social Media
  9. 9. Becoming more certain about rules regarding what you do online Much the same as what you do off-line / face to face Respect Being friendly Including people Appropriate
  10. 10. A few years ago – people believed they could hide Source: luck-im-behind-7-proxies
  11. 11. Not any longer People are dealing with bullying online, much the same as they deal with bullying face to face Gather the evidence / taking screenshots Saving web-addresses (URL’s), web-pages and texts Printing off pages  Telling the truth  Supporting their friends
  12. 12. Parents are more aware of their responsibilities Parents are more tech savvy Parents / schools are talking to their children Parents / schools are reporting issues to Facebook... Parents / schools are reporting issues to the Gardaí Advertisers don’t want to be associated with bad press
  13. 13. We in PCS want to use more digital applications in and outside school...for learning Look at all of the photos you see tonight...
  14. 14. Significant Relevant Statements
  15. 15. We have developed guidelines that we want students to be clear about They can use digital and certain social-media in school under certain circumstances
  16. 16. Don’t copy... Students should not plagiarise content (copy or use as your own without citing the original creator), including words or images, from the Internet Students should not take credit for things they didn’t create themselves, or misrepresent themselves as an author or creator of something found online
  17. 17. Source:
  18. 18. Be sensible... If you see a message, comment, image, or anything else online that makes you concerned for your personal safety, bring it to the immediate attention of a teacher if you are at school a parent / guardian if you are at home
  19. 19. Students should never share personal information about themselves or others, including phone numbers, addresses, PPS numbers and birth- dates over the Internet without adult permission Students should never agree to meet someone they meet online in real life without parental permission.
  20. 20. Online bullying Harassing, flaming, denigrating, impersonating, outing, tricking, excluding and cyber-stalking are all examples of cyber-bullying. Such bullying will not be tolerated in PCS Don’t be mean. Don’t send emails or post comments or photos with the intent of scaring, hurting, or intimidating someone else Photos taken without permission within the school or on any of its activities will be fully investigated
  21. 21. Engaging in any online activities intended to harm (physically or emotionally) another person, will result in severe disciplinary action... Never impersonate anyone online – if you are doing so close down that account this evening
  22. 22. In some cases, cyber-bullying is a crime Remember that your activities are monitored and retained The school will support students, teachers and parents in dealing with cyber-bullying.
  23. 23. Cool School Programme Hurtful Aggressive Repeated Deliberate HSE
  24. 24. the 21st century web definition is ..........................someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous or off-topic messages in an online community… with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.... Source
  25. 25. Don’t Be Mean
  26. 26. And if you are...  Suspension of network and computer privileges  Notification to parents in most cases  Detention  Counselling / referral  Suspension from school and / or school-related activities  Expulsion  Legal action and/or prosecution
  27. 27. If you would not take a chance doing whatever offline, do not do it online...
  28. 28. Useful places for parents Webwise – the official website from the Department of Education and Skills 11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook – really good article and up to date (September 2013) Cyber Safety Advice – a parent from Ireland
  29. 29. Consider instead... How can I use these media in a creative way? How can I best represent myself, my hobby, my learning, my music etc, etc?
  30. 30. Some positives for learning... Resources on Link from the Scoilnet home-page to Britannica School Lots of coding opportunities – codecademy Khan academy USA centric / lots of content
  31. 31. Digital applications do not answer every need...