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An informative presentation about how our teens and tweens are using digital media and social networks to create digital footprints.

An informative presentation about how our teens and tweens are using digital media and social networks to create digital footprints.

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  • 1. A Digital Life Our Children and Media A presentation by Heather Peretz, M.Ed.
  • 2. Who am I ? Techie- Early adopter of technology in the classroom. Staff Developer, Certified in YouTube Digital Citizenship Curriculum Teacher- I am currently a middle school special education teacher, 20 yrs experience, taught k-8 Mom- Mother of 2 boys 8 & 11
  • 3. Background Info Growing up digital How do teens use Social Media?
  • 4. Teens and Sharing Info online
  • 5. How private are teens?
  • 6. Your Kids and Social Media 16% of teen social media users have set up their profile to automatically include their location in posts. 19% have posted updates, comments, photos, or videos that they later regret sharing. 26% say they post false info like name, age or location to help protect privacy.
  • 7. Digital Responsibility As internet users, we need to take an active role in protecting our privacy and safety, and to help our children do the same by teaching them about online behavior and how to be responsible digital citizens. Image Credit: Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock
  • 8. Savvy Tweens According to a study, around 80% of parents said that they don’t even know how to find out what their kids are doing online. (internet-saftey-yoursphere.com)
  • 9. Digital Natives? Children growing up with the technology available today lead to the label “digital natives”- coined by Mark Prensky Kids may know how to use tech but are they using it to create and innovate? Though we are labeled the "immigrants" we need to guide our children to use the tech responsibly – Digital Citizenship
  • 10. Kids need limits - The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued guidelines for parents model an effective "media diet" create a media use plan for your family
  • 11. What's your Media Diet? How much time do you spend on your computer? Smartphone? Tablet? How often do your children see you using some type of media? http://www.cmch.tv/mentors_parents/tips_time_limits.asp
  • 12. Think About Where are you starting from? How much TV, screen time is already given. Tally What counts as screen time? How will you introduce new rules Different rules for different age children Where are screens kept? Charged? Determine a technology allowance
  • 13. Our children are leaving digital footprints and it's our job to help them create lasting positive ones.
  • 14. My Digital Footprint
  • 15. Creating a Positive Digital Footprint With great power comes great responsibility Have the important discussions about technology - what's ok to share Share your own digital footprint
  • 16. A definition of digital footprint Whether we're comfortable with it or not, digital footprints—which Richardson defines as "online portfolios of who we are, what we do, and by association, what we know"—are an inevitable by-product of life in a connected world. Instead of teaching students to be afraid of what others can learn about them online, let's teach them how digital footprints can quickly connect them to the individuals, ideas, and opportunities that they care most about. ~William Ferriter
  • 17. What information about you can be tracked? the websites you visit what time of day the search and key words you use your location while browsing your IP address (unique online identity) what you said Who you interact with what you search for what is said about you What you say in your emails, texts and social media posts What you like or share on social media how much money you spend how old you are where you live if you were mentioned or quoted in a news story or blog post. http://i.ciconline.org/CicWebResources/InCtrl/LessonThree/InCtrl_YourDigitalFootprintLesson.pdf
  • 18. Thinking Critically About Media At home……parents play a big role in helping children become media literate. It doesn't require a degree or special classes, just a little time and attention. Talk to your kids. Ask them about what they see, what they understand, and how they are affected. Many helpful ideas for parents can be found online.
  • 19. Declaration of Digital Citizens “Responsible use of digital tools and technologies should be based on a universal and preventative mindset that digital activity is public and permanent, and interaction with other digital citizens through digital means should be: consensual non-exploitative honest, and; legal.” - See more at: http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com/2011/09/the-declaration-of-digita
  • 20. Institute the Grandma Rule If you wouldn't want your grandma to see it don’t post it!
  • 21. Settings for iDevices How do I turn off or restrict ...
  • 22. HOW TO SET UP APPLE DEVICES
  • 23. Click on the settings icon
  • 24. CHOOSE THE GENERAL TAB IN THE SETTINGS MENU BAR
  • 25. SCROLL THE MENU TO FIND THE RESTRICTIONS OPTION AND CLICK.
  • 26. CLICK HERE TO ENABLE
  • 27. SET A PASS CODE THAT WON'T BE EASILY GUESSED KEEP THIS PASSCODE PRIVATE AND MAKE IT DIFFERENT THAN YOUR UNLOCK CODE
  • 28. CHOOSE WHAT TO ALLOW ACCESS TO
  • 29. CHOOSE THE CONTENT ITEM YOU WANT TO MANAGE
  • 30. CHECK OR UNCHECK RATINGS TO ALLOW OR RESTRICT
  • 31. Turn options on and off
  • 32. MORE OPTIONS TO MANAGE
  • 33. TURN OFF
  • 34. THESE OPTIONS MAKE USING AN IPAD A REALITY FOR THE BLIND AND HELPS THOSE THAT NEED SUPPORT WITH READING
  • 35. Safety settings and apps
  • 36. https://www.google.com/preferences
  • 37. Google & Youtube Safe Mode
  • 38. Email for Kids Set up an email account for your child that is connected to yours. All mail is forwarded to you - sent and received.
  • 39. http://fullmarriageexperience.com/pdf/FB_Rules_Family_Agreement.pdf
  • 40. What you should know Threat Factor Bullying Privacy Peer rejection Oversharing Self-Esteem issues Facebook Depression http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/21st-century-aging/201308/facebook-depression Privacy Risks Name, profile picture, cover photo are public Privacy settings work differently for minors than adults Can control how they share info and set their privacy Geo-location option should be off at all times.
  • 41. http://goo.gl/U7FqOK http://goo.gl/U7FqOK http://goo.gl/aBMp1S http://goo.gl/aBMp1S http://goo.gl/aUjJxO http://goo.gl/aUjJxO http://goo.gl/v1WdUk http://goo.gl/v1WdUk
  • 42. An account can be created online with just an email account Settings can only be changed on an iPhone/iPad or Android Device Make sure geo-location is disabled Set your child’s account to Private
  • 43. SnapChat Warning: Screenshots can be taken of shared content Sends photos or video that only last on the screen for 1-10 seconds.
  • 44. A website and an app Social Q&A website Launched in 2010. Users “ask” other members to submit questions. The responses can be received anonymously.
  • 45. What you should know Threat Factor Bullying Privacy Peer rejection Oversharing Self-Esteem issues Closely supervise use of this site. Privacy Risks Very Risky Anyone on Ask.fm, and on the Web can see your profile content. Replies are publicly viewable. Can choose to remove anonymous option.
  • 46. http://goo.gl/tYx8x8 http://goo.gl/DG25jA http://goo.gl/CfNZoC
  • 47. & Vine & Twitter 6 second video posts 17+ rating in app store Nothing is Private Too easy to find offensive material 140 character posts Great as a teaching/learning tool Can be set to only allow tweets from “Friends”
  • 48. KEEK.com social media site and app focused on sharing short video clips WARNING: There are no options to set your account to private. Very Risky Videos are shared and can be re-shared by any viewer
  • 49. Closing Thoughts https://www.smore.com/nbs8
  • 50. MONITORING TOOLS Check your Antivirus software you use/purchased: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2012/09/29/techlicious-internetsecurity-controls/1590941/ Free resources http://www1.k9webprotection.com http://www.kidzui.com http://www.visikid.com http://www.pikluk.com Safeeyes by McAfee: $49.99/1 yr subscription and can be used on up to 3 computers 20% offUse Code: safeeyes20off http://www.internetsafety.com/safe-eyes-parental-control-software-affiliate.php You can also get an extension of it for your iphone, ipad or ipod for $14.99 through the app store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/safe-eyes-mobile/id298505665?mt=8)
  • 51. Bibliography and Resources http://socialbarrel.com/start-em-young-our-lives-with-social-media-infographic/523 http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr11/vol68/num07 http://www.ciconline.org/Resource/media-literacy-101-Section-X#sthash.Voc http://www.cmch.tv/mentors_parents/tips_time_limits.asp http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/tips_vw_teens_01_2010.pdf
  • 52. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/05/teens-social-networking-good-for-them http://snt-planner.com/blog/2013/10/28/parent-limits-on-teenagers-internet-use http://www.catherinesteineradair.com/big_disconnect.html http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/are-your-children-using-snapchat/ http://kff.org/other/event/generation-m2-media-in-the-lives-of/ http://www.netlingo.com/top50/popular-text-terms.php http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/snapchat_guide.pdf https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5382202/Technology%20Agreement.pdf