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  • 1. Professional Development Facebook Fears: Protecting your children when they use social networking Presented by Katie D’Angelis EDTC 631 Social Networking Presentation
  • 2. Facebook and Social Networking Write at least 2 comments in the first three columns of the T-K-W-L chart below. We’ll fill out the last column at the end. What I Think I Know What I Know What I Want to Know What I Learned
  • 3. Facebook Fears: Protecting your children when they use social networking
    • Agenda
    • Facebook is Born
    • Why are so many students fascinated with Facebook?
    • Benefits of Facebook
    • Negatives of Facebook
    • Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet
    • Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on Facebook
    • Webliography of Useful Resources
    • Beyond Facebook
    • Bibliography of References
    • Pop Quiz: Facebook Fears
  • 4. Facebook is Born
    • February of 2004: thefacebook was founded by Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg
    • thefacebook was only for college students and was free to join
    • August 2005: Became Facebook.com
    • September 2006: Extended to people over 13 with a registered email address
    • As of July 2007: Facebook.com had over 30 million registered users
  • 5.  
  • 6. Why are so many students fascinated with Facebook?
    • A way to talk to friends at all hours of the day or night
    • A way to stay connected to old friends and acquaintances across any distance
    • A way to pass the time checking out pictures and profiles of friends and friends of friends and people you met once and more
  • 7. Benefits of Facebook
    • Using Facebook students can…
    • Communicate and collaborate with people across distances
    • Be a part of an online community
    • Learn and practice 21st century technology skills
    • Express creativity and share original work with a wide audience
    • Develop a positive attitude towards technology
    • Connect with people that could lead to jobs, internships, and other opportunities
  • 8. Negatives of Facebook
    • Using Facebook…
    • Personal information can be copied, stored, or used to track a person
    • Creates a lack of face-to-face contact. People may post things they wouldn’t say in person
    • Future employers, teachers/professors, relatives, and strangers can see things that you post as public
    • Can lead to harassment, exclusion, or cyber bullying
  • 9. Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet
    • Monitor your child’s Internet use
      • Check the browser history
      • Talk to your kids about their Internet use
      • For young kids, keep the computer in a public area of the home
    • Teach kids how to use the Internet Safely, rather than simply filtering their internet use.
      • Explore acceptable sites together and explain inappropriate sites
    • Make sure your kids know to never share passwords or give out personal information, especially information that would allow someone to track them.
    • Are you Web Aware? -- A Checklist for Parents
    • http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/tip_sheets/internet_checklists/upload/internet_checklist_parents.pdf
  • 10. Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on Facebook
    • Sign up for Facebook yourself and befriend your child.
      • Become familiar with Facebook and its safety features
      • Monitor what your child is posting on his/her page.
    • Think before you post.
      • Have your children ask themselves Would I want my dad to see this? My teacher or professor? My future boss? If the answer is no, then don’t post it.
      • Don’t post mean comments or jokes on your friends’ profiles if you don’t want them to do the same to you.
    • Make sure your children set their privacy settings so that only their friends can see what they post. Also make sure they only accept people they know as their friends.
    • Always report harassment, bullying, or inappropriate comments to an adult.
    • Tell your children to “trust their gut.” If something that someone says or posts online does not feel right, then make sure your child reports it using the “Report” link, or tells you so you can report it.
  • 11. Webliography of Useful Resources
    • Below is a webliography of sites where you can find more information about keeping your child safe on Facebook and the internet.
    • Information for Parents about Safe Social Networking
    • http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/parents/internet/safe_passage_parents/social_networking.cfm
    • Articles for Parents and Games for Kids about Safe Social Networking and Internet Use
    • http://www.onguardonline.gov/
    • Blogs, Video Clips, Flash Animations, Printables, and More Resources from “WiredMoms”
    • http://wiredsafety.org
    • Includes Advice for Parents about Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet. Also includes a how-to video for parents to set up their own Facebook account and adjust privacy settings to monitor their student.
    • http://commonsensemedia.org
    • 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User should Know
    • http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/02/facebook-privacy/
  • 12. Webliography of Useful Resources
    • Other sites that include information for keeping your kids safe on the internet
    • www. connectsafely .org
    • www. netsmartz .org/index. aspx
    • http://education. zdnet .com/?p=1446
    • http://www.facebook.com/safety/
  • 13. Beyond Facebook
    • Facebook isn’t your only worry!
    • There are many other social networking sites
    • available to kids of all ages.
    • Being informed about safe social networking and Internet use will help you protect your children with whatever site they use.
  • 14. Bibliography of References
    • Alexander, Bryan. (2007). Social networking in higher education. The Tower and the Cloud . http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/PUB7202s.pdf
    • Bell, M.A. (2009). Do you want kids to be safe online? Loosen those fiters. Technology @ Schools. www.mmischools.com
    • Ellison, N.B., Steinfield, C., & Lampe, C. (2007). The benefits of Facebook “friends:” Social capital and college students’ use of online social network sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12 (4) , article 1.
    • Philips, S. (2007). A brief history of facebook. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/jul/25/media.newmedia
    • University of Minnesota. (2008). Educational benefits of social networking sites uncovered. ScienceDaily . http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080620133907.htm
    • Social Networking Sites - http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/social-networking-sites.aspx
  • 15. Pop Quiz
    • Please answer the following questions about this experience on a note card to turn in.
    • Are you a teacher/parent/other school staff?
    • Do your kids use Facebook that you know of?
    • What do you think are the most important reasons that students use Facebook?
    • Name 3 tips that you learned for keeping kids safe on Facebook.
    • Identify the tip that you think is the most useful.
    • Is Facebook the only social networking site available?
    • How could I improve this presentation?
    • What else do you want to know about keeping your kids safe when they use social networking sites and the internet?
    • Thank you for attending!