Social Media Training for Parents: Keep Your Kids Safe Online


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Training is targeted for Parents to learn more about how to protect their kids online and in social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

About the Presenter: Holly Solomon is extremely passionate about guiding individuals and companies through traditional and social networking methods in order for them to succeed in today’s business climate. Over the past 12 years Holly has been recognized as a leader in finding top talent and building creative change to assist in the growth of the organizations she serves and the success they have achieved. As an expert in LinkedIn and Facebook maximization, Holly demonstrates innovative ways to use these and other social media tools to “be the best” in your industry. Her business related programs teach recruiters and human resource professionals how to find key talent and utilize their online networks to stay ahead of the coming talent shortage.

With two kids, Holly wanted to offer some of her knowledge to parents about keeping their kids safe online.

This will be a facilitated discussion with parents offering some high level tools to set their kid's internet to be safer than it may be today. We will discuss the sites kids are using today, statistics of use, safety tips, using a safety contract, settings, monitoring and sharing various resources with you.

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  • ----- Meeting Notes (6/18/13 23:00) -----
  • Social Media Training for Parents: Keep Your Kids Safe Online

    2. 2. WHO IS HOLLY? • 12+ years in IT, Recruiting, Sales & Marketing • My business- Expand Socially • My kids
    3. 3. Agenda •Sites kids are using today •Statistics •Safety tips •Using a safety contract •Settings •Monitoring •Resources SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING FOR PARENTS Tweet comments today to:@expandsocially#socialmediawithholly
    4. 4. SITES KIDS ARE USING TODAY Twitter: Information network that brings people closer to what’s important to them. Used to collect interests, share info, and find out what’s happening in the world. Write and share messages up to 140 characters for anyone to read whether they are logged in or not. Facebook: Social networking site launched in 2004 with one billion users. After creating a profile you can add users as friends and exchange messages and post updates that can be seen by your circle of friends or by anyone on Facebook. Users can create profiles, add photos, list personal interests, and contact information. Facebook users can “like” pages, places and groups to follow updates from them. Instagram: Free photo-sharing program and social network launched in 2010. Service enables users to take photos, apply digital filters and then share it with other Instagram users as well as a variety of social media networks. Currently has 100 million registered users. Facebook owned.
    5. 5. STATISTICS • 96% of teens use social networking applications such as Facebook, MySpace, Chat rooms, and blogs • Only 15% of parents are “in the know” about their kids’ social networking habits, and how these behaviors can lead to cyberbullying • 69% of teens regularly receive online communications from strangers and don’t tell a parent or caretaker • The largest group of Internet porn consumers is children ages 12-17; Law enforcement officials estimate that more than 50,000 sexual predators are online at any given moment • 44% of tweens admitted they’ve watched something online they shouldn’t have • Female teens are far more likely than male teens to post personal photos or videos of themselves online • 69% of social media-using teens think that peers are mostly kind to each other on social networking sites, however, 88% of teens have seen someone be mean or cruel to another person on a social networking site • 41% of social media-using teens have experienced at least one negative outcome as a result of using a social networking site • More than 25% of Facebook users last year were under the age of 10 and 38% under 13. • Only 18% of parents with children under 10 on Facebook are actually "friends" with their child on the site • 22% of teenagers log on to their favorite social media site more than 10 times a day • 72% of teens have a social networking profile and nearly half (47%) have a public profile viewable by anyone
    6. 6. SAFETY TIPS • Even if it’s not your kid being inappropriate online, you should contact their parents to alert them. • Check if GPS Location data is being stored when you put in info (mobile mostly) • If your kid has a smart phone, turn off GPS on Photos or people can see where they are when they post the photo online • Use privacy settings to restrict who can access and post on your child’s profile. • Tell your kids to never impersonate someone else. • Only add friends you know in real life. • Use a nickname that doesn‘t identify your location, gender, or age. • Never meet in person with anyone you first met online. • Profile and photo share only with people on your friends list. • Don’t post your plans or whereabouts. • Never post sexually provocative photos. • Have your kid’s passwords so you can check on them when you want to- and do it often- Tell them you will too! • Have your kids use strong email passwords. • Don’t click on links from people you do not know (email or online). • Tell your kids not to download any “free” stuff unless they ask for permission (free games, ring tones or other downloads)
    7. 7. WHAT TO TELL YOUR KIDS…. • Never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone they met on-line • Never upload (post) pictures of themselves onto the Internet or on-line service to people they do not personally know • Never give out identifying information such as their name, home address, school name, or telephone number • Never download pictures from an unknown source, as there is a good chance there could be sexually explicit images • Never respond to messages or bulletin board postings that are suggestive, obscene, belligerent, or harassing • That whatever they are told on-line may or may not be true • Tell them if they ever get in a weird situation to let you know so you can help- not get mad at them.
    8. 8. USING A SAFETY CONTRACT •I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number (cell or home), parent’s phone numbers, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission. •I will not post information or updates about where I am when not with the family or an adult. •I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable. •I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online. •I will never send a stranger my picture or details about my family or me. •I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. •I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of the day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate access for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission. •I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (not even my best friends) other than my parents. •I will not stay logged in when I leave my computer. •I will not video chat or message chat with anyone I don’t know. •I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family's privacy. •I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law. •I will help show my parents the great things online I learn and share with them updates regularly about my online activities. I Promise to...
    9. 9. FACEBOOK SETTINGS General Settings: Change password once a month Security: 1) Enable Secure browsing, 2) Consider enabling login notifications, login approvals, app passwords and 3) Delete old sessions under “Active Sessions” *Privacy, Timeline & Tagging and Blocking- we’ll talk about in next slides Notifications: Update your notifications appropriately Mobile: If you list your kid’s cell phone it will be here- they can have it registered for text messaging for updates. You can make mobile number hidden on profile later. Followers: Do not check this box or the public (not friends) can have access to posts Apps: Kids use a lot of apps- so you can clean this up regularly and delete things not being used. Edit apps they use a lot to protect them from giving away other people’s info. Facebook Ads: Under “Third Party Sites” & “Ads & Friends”, choose “Only my friends” Payments: Under “Payment Method”, make sure you do not have a payment method stored. Consider browsing “Purchase History” to know what your kids have been doing. Dropdown
    10. 10. FACEBOOK SETTINGS 2: PRIVACY SETTINGS & TOOLS Disable InstantPersonalization
    12. 12. FACEBOOK SETTINGS 4: BLOCKING Use a restricted List: When you add friends to your Restricted list they can only see the information and posts that you make public. Block Users: Once you block someone, that person can no longer see things you post on your timeline, tag you, invite you to events or groups, start a conversation with you, or add you as a friend. Block App Invites: Once you block app invites from someone, you'll automatically ignore future app requests from that friend. Block Event Invites: Once you block event invites from someone, you'll automatically ignore future event requests from that friend. Block Apps: Once you block an app, it can no longer contact you or get non- public information about you through Facebook.
    13. 13. TWITTER SETTINGS • Account: • Username: You can choose to uncheck the box “let others find me by my email address” as this will allow friends to find your username and request to follow you if they have your email address. • Tweet Location: I do not suggest you check the box “Add a location to my tweets” as this will show where your kids are located. • Tweet Media: Make sure both boxes are not checked • Tweet Privacy: Click this box to protect tweets and you will have to accept someone before they can see your tweets. • Personalization: I suggest you check this box as it requires personal information to reset your password. Since there are a lot of people hacking Twitter accounts, this will protect you further. • Password Reset: Check this box to require personal information to reset password. Since there are a lot of • Email notifications: These are optional for your kid to see updates about activity related to their network. • Profile: • Photo: Do not use a photo of yourself if you are a child. Also make sure they are not using an inappropriate image. • Location: List city reside in- not more than that • Website: nothing needs to be in here • Bio: This is a place to add 160 characters about yourself. Make sure what they write is appropriate. • Facebook: If you allow this option, Facebook can post on your behalf your tweets to your Facebook profile. • Apps: Review apps and make sure they are needed or “revoke access”
    14. 14. INSTAGRAM SETTINGS • The only information required when signing up for Instagram is an email address and desired username. • Phone is not required, so make sure your kids are not entering it. • Anyone can view the photos (unless you tell it otherwise). • Instagram is not for children under the age of 13. Settings: • Go to your profile from your mobile device (signed in) • Click Edit Profile and scroll down to the bottom to: “Photos are private” switch • Toggle the “Photos are private” switch to ON to turn on privacy. Geotagging: • When uploading a photo, the geo-location data of the photo can easily be shared with your followers if you are not careful. Fortunately, Instagram turns geotagging off by default, but it’s easy to accidently turn it on. • When uploading a photo, be sure to avoid tapping the button shown in this screenshot. If you do, you can always tap it again to turn it off.
    15. 15. MONITORING • Check your Antivirus software you use/purchased: • Free resources • • • • • Safeeyes by McAfee: $49.99/1 yr subscription and can be used on up to 3 computers • • You can also get an extension of it for your iphone, ipad or ipod for $14.99 through the app store (
    16. 16. RESOURCES • Great Websites for Kids: • NET CETERA: Chatting with Kids About Being Online, • • • • • • •
    17. 17. Holly Solomon Expand Socially (614)440-7988 Do you have questions? QUESTIONS?