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pdf of Keynote presentation from 2009-10. We surveyed a large portion of our student body this year to compare data to the Kaiser Family Foundation media consumption study.

pdf of Keynote presentation from 2009-10. We surveyed a large portion of our student body this year to compare data to the Kaiser Family Foundation media consumption study.

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Parenting digital world 2009-10 Parenting digital world 2009-10 Presentation Transcript

  • Information for ParentsCWA Middle SchoolJanuary 20, 2010 Parenting Kids in the Digital World
  • Welcome Our CWA• What would you like to discuss Understanding what new media and Survey today? technology kids are using and creating 74% Balancing my childs privacy with my desire to Agenda oversee what they do with media and technology 56% Knowing what other parents do when it comes to• What kids are doing in the media and their families, and how to talk to my 44% child about other families rules digital world Understanding how media use and creation impacts kids development 42%• Parenting and privacy Navigating media rules and expectations when it comes to play dates at other kids 40%• Hot Topics houses Setting rules and expectations for my familys • Cyberbullying media use 34% Research around kids digital lives 30% • Sexting Finding age-appropriate media for my family 22% • Myths and Facts about Creating media as a family 20% online solicitation Talking with my family about online behavior 16%
  • What are kids doing in the digital world?• We asked our MS students If you use the Internet, which of these things do you do online at least once a week?
  • At least once a week Our Play online games 95 CWA Visit social network site 96 Survey Explore virtual worlds 17 Post videos, pictures or messages 36 Send IM 70 Video chat 38 Check/write email 137Watch, listen to, or download videos and music 150 Search for info about personal interests 73 Seek info or do research for homework 132 Other 17 0 37.5 75.0 112.5 150.0 174 MS Students Surveyed
  • Have you done any of these things when using the Internet or your cell phone? Our • 62% Bought music or ringtones from a site like iTunes CWA Survey • 40% Made a new friend • 38% Posted pictures or videos of myself/others • Concerns • 26% Chatted, IM’ed, emailed, or communicated with people I don’t know • 13% Looked at stuff my parents wouldn’t want me to • 12% Made fun of, harassed, or messed with someone • 7% Shared or gave away my passwords
  • What are kids doingin the digital world?• Interests and trends vary and change frequently• Everything (and we mean everything) asks you to set up a profile, account or “my” area.• Texting issues
  • Hours spent with media• “The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.” (ages 8-18)• our stats
  • On a typical SCHOOL DAY (Monday-Friday) Hours watching TV, movies, DVDs Hours listening to music on a mobile device 0 53 0 37 1 75 1 71 2 26 2 28 3 12 3 114+ 7 4+ 25 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 40 60 80 174 MS Students Surveyed
  • On a typical SCHOOL DAY (Monday-Friday) Hours playing video games Hours using a cell phone for talking or texting0 88 0 571 48 1 502 19 2 263 10 3 174+ 6 4+ 23 0 22.5 45.0 67.5 90.0 0 15 30 45 60 174 MS Students Surveyed
  • On a typical SCHOOL DAY (Monday-Friday) Hours using the Internet for entertainment Hours using the Internet for homework/school 0 34 0 13 1 67 1 87 2 38 2 39 3 15 3 164+ 19 4+ 14 0 17.5 35.0 52.5 70.0 0 22.5 45.0 67.5 90.0 174 MS Students Surveyed
  • On a typical SCHOOL DAY (Monday-Friday)Hours reading magazines or books for entertainment (not for schoolwork) 0 50 1 68 2 27 3 17 4+ 9 0 17.5 35.0 52.5 70.0 174 MS Students Surveyed
  • What do we do?• Strategies: • Keep communication lines open • Have conversations about choices and consequences • Take a “Tech Break” • Studies show, children of parents who set guidelines and limits use media less frequently
  • What do we do?• Suggestions: • setting specific times for use of media (cell phones, Internet access) • Internet access only in shared family spaces • Cell phones charged in central space at night • Have conversations about texting “manners”
  • Privacy and Parenting• Where do you draw the line?• Kids and long-term consequences... their brains just don’t get it.
  • Social Networking• Privacy settings in the media• How do the Facebook changes affect you and/or your kids?
  • Do you (does your child) use privacy settings on your social networking account(s)? 21% I Don’t 31% Know I Don’t Know 7% No 4% 65% 72% No Yes Yes Student Response Parent Response
  • How often do you look at your child’s social networking profile page(s)? Very frequently Only occasionally Just once when he or she first set it up Never 28% 38% 3% 31%
  • If your parents looked at your socialnetworking profile(s) right now, what do youthink they’d think of the stuff you’ve posted? 8% 1% Totally ok Mostly ok 20% Some ok, some not Mostly not ok 72%
  • How do you and your parents talk about media? We asked the kids a series of, “Have your parents talked with you about...?” questions. If they answered 3 or more questions, “No - we haven’t talked about that” here’s why... I’m older 28 They trust me 115They have taught me how to use media in a responsible way 68 They were tired of arguing with me about media 2 They can’t always keep track of what I’m doing 9 They don’t know how to use the technology 13 0 37.5 75.0 112.5
  • Privacy and Parenting• Strategies: • Keep communication lines open • Educate on the reality of privacy and the internet (hint: it’s not private!) • Join in the fun • Ask to see what they’re doing • Have conversations about choices and consequences
  • Privacy and Parenting• Strategies: • Use the news, analyze ads, review web content, find teachable moments • Technological solutions (filters, etc.) • Consider how you approach issues that are non-technical (friendships, activities)
  • Hot Topics
  • Cyberbullying• How do we define it?• Our MS students were asked Have you made fun of, harassed, or messed with someone using the Internet or your cell phone?• 12% said “Yes”
  • Cyberbullying• In our parent survey... • 60% of parents were “concerned or somewhat concerned” about their children being the VICTIM of a cyberbully • 81% of parents were “somewhat unconcerned or not at all concerned” about their children being the PERPETRATOR of cyberbullying
  • Strategies• Talk about it from both perspectives (victim and perpetrator)• Encourage kids to talk to you or another adult if they feel there is a problem
  • Sexting 14-24 year olds• Pew Research Center Study: 12-17 year olds • 4% of cell-owning teens 12 - 17 have sent sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude photos via texting • 15% of cell-owning teens 12 - 17 say they have received these types of messages
  • Myths and Facts about Online Solicitation• 50,000 online predators...a bogus “Goldilocks number,” made up by Chris Hansen on Dateline’s “To Catch a Predator.”• sexual assaults on teens fell dramatically—by 52 percent—between 1993 and 2005, according to the Justice Department’s National Crime Victimization Survey Mark Bowden, Vanity Fair, Dec 2009
  • Resources• Links to articles cited and statistics referenced are available through the MS Enrolled Families portion of the CWA website.
  • Thank you for coming!