Parenting in the Digital World Holly Lara Technology Integration Specialist Charles Wright Academy Sam Harris Middle School Librarian Charles Wright Academy
Overview• Presenter Introductions• Agenda: – Digital Citizenship – Ripped from the Headlines! – Myths vs. Reality • Digital Footprints • Teens and Privacy • Bullying Prevention: What really works. – The Importance of Parents
What is Digital Citizenship?Being a good digital citizen means using technology...• safely• responsibly• critically• proactively for the good of society
FACT: 92 % of children now have an onlineWe all have a digital foot footprint before they print. are 2 years old. Source: Byrne, Ciara. “Generation Tech: More Kids Can Play A Computer Game than Ride a Bike.” Venture Beat, 19 Jan. 2011.
Whats your digital footprint?Get to know your footprint! •Spezify •Personas •Google yourselfContribute to your footprintstrategically. Image created with Tagxedo using the definition of "digital footprint" from Wikipedia
What do young people think? Every teenager wants privacy, every single last one of them, whether they tell you or not, wants privacy...And just because teenagers use internet sites to connect to other people doesnt mean they dont care about their privacy." - Waffles, 17, NCSource: Social Privacy in Network Publics: Teens Attitudes, Practices, andStrategies. danahboyd and Alice Marwick, Microsoft Research, 2011.
More than half of online teens have decided not to post something online because they were concerned it might reflect badly on them in the future. 62% of teens restrict their profiles to be viewable only by friends.Source:Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites. PewResearch Center’s Internet and American Life Project. 9 Nov. 2011.
Our Favorite Teachable Moments:• YouTube to MP3 Converter• Craigslist: Is it safe?• Oops…I sent the text where?• How long has YouTube been around?• Do colleges REALLY look at my digital footprint?• Mockipedia
Bullying Prevention: What Really WorksWhat’s the reality? – Inconsistent statistics lead to misconceptions. – “Scary” statistics may increase bullying behavior. – Accurate facts and information decrease bullying.
Bullying Prevention: What Really Works Talk with kids…and start young. Empower witnesses and bystanders.
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips1. Talk to your kids about theimpact of technology andmedia on their lives.
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips 2. Create tech time and space in your home.
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips 3. Make using technology fun and get involved in their world.
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips4. Encourage digital citizenship
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips5. Acknowledge theimportance of technology inthe lives of young people.
Did you know... ...fully 65 percent of today’s grade- " school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet.” Source: Cathy N. Davidson, "Education Needs a Digital Upgrade" • Co-director of the annual MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competitions. • Author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn.