Parenting in the Digital World Holly Lara Technology Integration Specialist Charles Wright Academy Sam Harris Middle School Librarian Charles Wright Academy
OverviewAgenda:• Digital Citizenship• 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 nowWe all have a digital foot print. have an online footprint before they 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.
What do young people think? Teenagers absolutely care about privacy. Like adults, they share things to feel love, connected and supported. -danahboyd, Microsoft ResearcherSource: Paul, Pamela. “Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes.” The New YorkTimes, 20 Jan. 2012.
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.
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips1. Talk to your kids about theimpact of technology andmedia on their lives. 7.5 hrs/day ! Kaiser Family Foundation Study, 2010
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 •Know what your footprint says about you and how much can you control. •Model positive online behavior. •Encourage young people to contribute!
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.