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Holly Gerla
Sam Harris
Emily McMason
Parenting
in a
Digital World
What is Digital Citizenship?
Using technology:
• safely
• responsibly
• critically
• productively
Build the digital footpr...
Educate...
• yourself
• your kids
• your family
• your community Image by San José Library
Flickr Commons
What’s popular now?
Instagram
Twitter
Tumblr
Vine (17+)
Kik
“Anonymous” Apps or Sites:
Snapchat
Burn Note
Whisper (17+)
Se...
COPPA
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998
(new updates July 1, 2013)
Children must be 13 years of age to use ...
Terms of Service
READ THEM!
Make your children
read them!
Also look at
Privacy Policies or
Community Guidelines
Search ter...
How many hours per week does the
average American child between 8-18
spend with media and technology?
Source: Kaiser Famil...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
THE HEADLINES…
• Study res...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
Rethink
95% of ave. child’...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
Rethink
What has happened ...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
Rethink
Why does screen ti...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
Rethink
And blue light? It...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
Rethink
And children who d...
Behavior and Development
Independence
identity
Identity
Relationships and Sexuality
Peer Validation
Cognitive brain
Cognitive Development
Media representation
Add Media and Technology…
Public
Anonymous
Anonymity
Replicable
Source: dana boyd, Taken Out of Context, 2008
Image: savannahstate.libguides.com
Source: dana boyd, Taken Out of Context, ...
Persistent
Access to Information
Anywhere, Anytime
Personalized
1. Make Your Expectations Clear
Ask your kids what they
think are reasonable
boundaries.
Once the rules are set,
put them ...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
Examples
Rethink
Reduce
Re...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
Rethink
RULE FOR KIDS:
I t...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
RULE FOR KIDS:
My parents ...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
RULE FOR KIDS:
I will be s...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
RULE FOR KIDS:
I won’t eat...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
Reduce
RULE FOR KIDS:
I wi...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
RULE FOR KIDS:
I know our ...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
Restructure
RULE FOR KIDS:...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
RULE FOR KIDS:
I know the ...
The Egg & The Chicken
children’s motivation & learning (learning &
motivation)
Emily McMason
at
RULE FOR KIDS:
My parents ...
2. Be Flexible
It’s okay to change your mind, to try a set of
rules and then change them.
Focus on the behavior you want t...
3. Grandma Rule
Have them envision:
• grandparents
• teachers
• their “crush”
• the dean of admissions
• their potential e...
4. Do As I Do
Model it. Work it. Show your kids that the rules
are livable. By everyone in the family.
Digital images:
an ...
5. Technology Isn’t Going Away
Educate yourself.
Try new things.
Experience it so you have a perspective that
comes from a...
6. Technology by Proxy
If your child doesn’t have a device, that doesn’t
mean they aren’t aware, viewing, or
participating...
7. Finding Balance
In the hours our kids are consuming media
content, what aren’t they doing?
"It takes a long time to gro...
8. All Media is Educational
What are you learning from it?
9. Parent, party of one.
Don’t be afraid to stand up to the pressure of
your kids and your own peers and say ‘no’.
10. “The Kids Are All Right”
Researcher danah boyd
explores:
• identity
• privacy
• addiction
• danger
• bullying
• inequa...
The Central Challenge of
Navigating Social Media
Context
Audience
(intended vs. actual)
Identity
Resources
Tracking the Trackers - Gary Kovacs,
Mozilla CEO
Browser add-ons or extensions:
• AdBlock Plus
• A Clea.nr Inter...
Q and A
What else is on your mind?
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  1. 1. Holly Gerla Sam Harris Emily McMason Parenting in a Digital World
  2. 2. What is Digital Citizenship? Using technology: • safely • responsibly • critically • productively Build the digital footprint you want. Image: Wikimedia Commons
  3. 3. Educate... • yourself • your kids • your family • your community Image by San José Library Flickr Commons
  4. 4. What’s popular now? Instagram Twitter Tumblr Vine (17+) Kik “Anonymous” Apps or Sites: Snapchat Burn Note Whisper (17+) Secret Ask.fm
  5. 5. COPPA Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (new updates July 1, 2013) Children must be 13 years of age to use a site that collects any personal information about them. Personal vs. Private - is there a difference? How do expectations change as your child gets
  6. 6. Terms of Service READ THEM! Make your children read them! Also look at Privacy Policies or Community Guidelines Search terms: privacy, cookies, third parties
  7. 7. How many hours per week does the average American child between 8-18 spend with media and technology? Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010 53 hours per week (outside of school)
  8. 8. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at THE HEADLINES… • Study results show for each hour per day of viewing time for kids ages 5 - 15, there was a 30% drop in likelihood of finishing college. (and the study took into account children’s IQ & parental education level.)
  9. 9. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at Rethink 95% of ave. child’s viewing is not content produced for young audiences. In fact, 92% of 13 to 15 year olds have seen an X rated film at least once.
  10. 10. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at Rethink What has happened to our sleep? Children who have more screen time: resist going to bed, have trouble falling asleep, wake more often in the night, and are afraid of going to sleep.
  11. 11. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at Rethink Why does screen time impact our ability to fall asleep? Exposure to Intense light delays the body’s production of melatonin- a key sleep regulator hormone.
  12. 12. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at Rethink And blue light? It is the most effective at suppressing melatonin
  13. 13. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at Rethink And children who don’t get enough sleep? have reduced creativity, poor coordination, memory lapses, slowed reaction times, impaired learning, depressed mood, temper tantrums, increased aggression and hyperactivity.
  14. 14. Behavior and Development
  15. 15. Independence
  16. 16. identity Identity
  17. 17. Relationships and Sexuality
  18. 18. Peer Validation
  19. 19. Cognitive brain Cognitive Development
  20. 20. Media representation Add Media and Technology…
  21. 21. Public
  22. 22. Anonymous Anonymity
  23. 23. Replicable
  24. 24. Source: dana boyd, Taken Out of Context, 2008 Image: savannahstate.libguides.com Source: dana boyd, Taken Out of Context, 2008 Searchable
  25. 25. Persistent
  26. 26. Access to Information
  27. 27. Anywhere, Anytime
  28. 28. Personalized
  29. 29. 1. Make Your Expectations Clear Ask your kids what they think are reasonable boundaries. Once the rules are set, put them in writing.
  30. 30. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at Examples Rethink Reduce Restructure
  31. 31. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at Rethink RULE FOR KIDS: I think about what I see, and can talk about what I learned.
  32. 32. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at RULE FOR KIDS: My parents and I will view media & talk about issues it raises together. Rethink
  33. 33. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at RULE FOR KIDS: I will be screen-free in the two hours before bed. Rethink
  34. 34. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at RULE FOR KIDS: I won’t eat in front of a screen. (and even better, I will go outside and play for 20 minute before screen time starts.) Rethink
  35. 35. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at Reduce RULE FOR KIDS: I will try three other activities before asking for screen time.
  36. 36. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at RULE FOR KIDS: I know our family media time limits. And I follow them. Reduce
  37. 37. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at Restructure RULE FOR KIDS: There are no media devices in my bedroom*. * = good for parents, too. ☺
  38. 38. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at RULE FOR KIDS: I know the social media app rules and I follow them. And I follow our family rules when I am using social media. Restructure
  39. 39. The Egg & The Chicken children’s motivation & learning (learning & motivation) Emily McMason at RULE FOR KIDS: My parents need to have all of my passwords and can check my media use at any time. Restructure
  40. 40. 2. Be Flexible It’s okay to change your mind, to try a set of rules and then change them. Focus on the behavior you want to see, not the technology.
  41. 41. 3. Grandma Rule Have them envision: • grandparents • teachers • their “crush” • the dean of admissions • their potential employers How are those people going to react when they see your post?
  42. 42. 4. Do As I Do Model it. Work it. Show your kids that the rules are livable. By everyone in the family. Digital images: an entry point to the conversation
  43. 43. 5. Technology Isn’t Going Away Educate yourself. Try new things. Experience it so you have a perspective that comes from a place of understanding.
  44. 44. 6. Technology by Proxy If your child doesn’t have a device, that doesn’t mean they aren’t aware, viewing, or participating in digital behaviors that may be questionable.
  45. 45. 7. Finding Balance In the hours our kids are consuming media content, what aren’t they doing? "It takes a long time to grow young." by
  46. 46. 8. All Media is Educational What are you learning from it?
  47. 47. 9. Parent, party of one. Don’t be afraid to stand up to the pressure of your kids and your own peers and say ‘no’.
  48. 48. 10. “The Kids Are All Right” Researcher danah boyd explores: • identity • privacy • addiction • danger • bullying • inequality • literacy
  49. 49. The Central Challenge of Navigating Social Media Context Audience (intended vs. actual) Identity
  50. 50. Resources Tracking the Trackers - Gary Kovacs, Mozilla CEO Browser add-ons or extensions: • AdBlock Plus • A Clea.nr Internet • Simple Profanity Filter (for Chrome) • Ghostery (identify and block trackers) • Lightbeam (for Firefox) Texting & Driving Statistics BOOKS: danah boyd, It’s Complicated Rosalind Wiseman, Masterminds & Wingmen; Queen Bees & Wannabes Dimitri Christakis, The Elephant in the Living
  51. 51. Q and A What else is on your mind?
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