Parenting in the digital world 2012

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  • Experience and backgroundWhat we do at CWAIt is important to be active in the digital world with our kids
  • Safely: We’re doing a good job with messaging this.Responsibly: ongoing conversation with students as they grow and experience new things.The impact of media on our lives forces all of us to be critical consumers of media.Look at the source.Are we being sold something? Is (fill in topic here) really a crisis? Just because you can doesn’t mean you should!
  • Who’d of thunk it! Aren’t gamers couch potatoes, hacking into my bank account?Skills and practice using technology, even for fun, can be tapped to solve today’s problems. Creative problem solving.
  • Be aware of how things are changing.What are your privacy settings?Facebook guide for parents.
  • Even Wikipedia doesn’t recommend its use for important research.
  • Correlation, but no causation.What’s your gut reaction?How should you respond?
  • Every year students enter early elementary with increased experience with technology.We are constantly adjusting our curriculum to accommodate increased skills.
  • Start a blogContribute content to online publicationsHighlight your interests, hobbies and careerCreate your Google profilePersonal Facebook profile VS Face Pages for hobbies, career, etc. Create your own domain
  • What do you think?
  • Brain development in young people doesn’t lend itself to considering long term consequences.
  • Your response?
  • Read quote:They are “Digital Natives!” It is that very attitude by adults that had a generation of kids programming the family VCR’s to record shows, or to at least stop the blinking “12 AM” light. That single task may have marked the very time when adults relinquished responsibility for technology to kids.  Tom Whitby
  • How is bullying defined in a survey and how is the question asked?AggressivePatternImbalance of power or strength
  • Should we be parenting other people’s children?Talk to peer families.Role play social aggression scenarios at home. What would you do if…? In the news now: How far can schools go in disciplining children for actions taken outside of school? Supreme court case…“Drama” vs. “Cyberbulling” Standing up for victims and speaking to friends is courageous. It can be hard, but it’s worthwhile in the end.
  • Say yes when you can.Then #1 fear of kids is that if they tell you something, you’ll take away the technology so….Frequent, informal conversations about technology (not just when something goes wrong).Share experiences, ask for advice or help, discuss a news story.
  • Family computer in a public space.Charging station for gadgets/devices.Realistic, age-appropriate guidelines and expectations for use.Share expectations with peer familiesBe aware of how much time you spend with technology (Power outage?) 7.5 - 8.5 hours (Kaiser Family Foundation)
  • Have them show you their favorite sitesWatch YouTube videos together.Learn a new game! ANGRY BIRDS!Get involved in what interests your kids.
  • Check your footprint (and your kids’ footprints)regularly.Add positively to your digital footprint.

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  • 1. Parenting in the Digital World Holly Lara Technology Integration Specialist Charles Wright Academy Sam Harris Middle School Librarian Charles Wright Academy
  • 2. 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
  • 3. What is Digital Citizenship?Being a good digital citizen means using technology...• safely• responsibly• critically• proactively for the good of society
  • 4. Ripped from the headlines!
  • 5. Ripped from the headlines!
  • 6. Ripped from the headlines!
  • 7. Ripped from the headlines!
  • 8. Ripped from the headlines!
  • 9. Ripped from the headlines!
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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
  • 12. MYTH:Young people don’t care about privacy.
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. However…
  • 16. MYTH: Kids are naturals at technology.They are “digital natives” and unlike me, they just, get it.
  • 17. The Reality... Confidence ≠ Wisdom
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Bullying Prevention: What Really Works Talk with kids…and start young. Empower witnesses and bystanders.
  • 21. Parents matter
  • 22. Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips1. Talk to your kids about theimpact of technology andmedia on their lives.
  • 23. Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips 2. Create tech time and space in your home.
  • 24. Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips 3. Make using technology fun and get involved in their world.
  • 25. Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips4. Encourage digital citizenship
  • 26. Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips5. Acknowledge theimportance of technology inthe lives of young people.
  • 27. 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.