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This is a slideshow that aligns with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrCvYNg7wIE and outlines the webinar that has been developed by the Academy Technology Seminar 3 students of Palisades High school (11th grade). Guided by Mr. Robert Reilly (teacher) and Mrs. Karen Hornberger (librarian). The topic was the issues that accompany texting. This specific webinar was produced for the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade levels; the 11th grade students felt that the primary age group could use the guidance.

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  1. 1. Image taken from Google Images: labeled for commercial reuse with modification TEXTINGBrian Keebler, Cara Reese, Ben Musser, Dan Hall, Jake Johnson
  2. 2. WHAT IS TEXTING?• Texting is instant message using a phone Image taken from Google Images: labeled for commercial reuse with modification
  3. 3. HOW LONG SHOULD A TEXT BE?• If it is longer than a paragraph, call the person!• Make sure your message is CLEAR Image taken from Google Images: labeled for commercial reuse with modification
  4. 4. HOW LONG SHOULD IT TAKE FOR SOMEONE TORESPOND TO A TEXT?As long as the other person needs, YOU CANWAIT!They could be???•Driving•Playing a game•Talking with someone else•Doing something important Image taken from Google Images: labeled for commercial reuse with modification
  5. 5. IF YOU DON’T RECOGNIZE A PHONE NUMBER THATYOU RECEIVE A TEXT FROM, SHOULD YOU TEXT THEMBACK?YES – only tofind out who itis!!! Image taken from Google Images: labeled for commercial reuse with modification
  6. 6. SHOULD YOU CONTINUE TO TEXT PEOPLE THATYOU DO NOT KNOW?NOYou do not know who it is,so don’t text them back!!! Image taken from Google Images: labeled for commercial reuse with modification
  7. 7. THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:• Don’t open unknown links – they sometimes carry viruses.• If you keep getting spam, tell your parents. Spam can make you go over your texting limit on your plan. Your parents can help you get off a spam list. Image taken from Google Images: labeled for commercial reuse with modification
  8. 8. IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND A TEXT, SHOULDYOU GET ANGRY?• No.• If you misunderstand a text, call the person to clarify what they sent. Image taken from Google Images: labeled for commercial reuse with modification
  9. 9. IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND A TEXT, SHOULDYOU GET ANGRY?• There are no social cues in texting.• A Social Cue is body language added to a message that supports or describes the intended message Image taken from Google Images: labeled for commercial reuse with modification
  10. 10. HOW TO NOT BE MISUNDERSTOODBe careful about what you write. If you wouldn’t sayit, don’t text it.…if you mean to be funny - make sure it is clear that youare being funny.…if you are being serious, make sure it is clear that you areserious.Texts are recorded & can be traced back to you.
  12. 12. ANSWER: YES• Over-texting can be a form of harassment. Harassment is illegal and can get you into serious trouble.• If someone asks you to stop texting them, STOP!
  13. 13. KNOWING WHEN TO TEXT• Texting should be like a healthy conversation. Like a volleyball goes back and forth across a net, texting should go back and forth equally. Just like you should not take over a conversation with a person, you should not take over a text conversation.
  14. 14. KNOWING WHEN TO TEXT• If someone is not replying - wait for them to reply.• If you have a friend who doesn’t reply to you, try again another day. If they don’t reply again, you should give up texting them until they ask you to text them.
  15. 15. WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE TO TEXT?Appropriate:•In an emergency•Before or after school•At home•If you need to get in touch with someone
  16. 16. WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE TO TEXT?Not Appropriate:•In school•In the middle of the night•While driving
  17. 17. ADVOCATING FOR YOURSELFIf you are in a car when someone is texting or talking on the phone whiledriving, tell them that it is dangerous to you, them, and everyone aroundyou.Ask them to stop.The driver can(a) have you text for them(b)pull over to the side of the road(c)wait to text.Let them know that they can do any of these three things if they argue withyou.
  18. 18. WHEN SHOULD YOU TALK FACE TO FACE?• If you are upset about something that you need to talk about• If you know that the person might disagree with you and you need to talk about it• If you have bad news that will upset them• If you have a long story or a lot to tell them• If you want privacy (texts are never truly private - phone companies keep a log that can be accessed by the police. Texts can also be saved or forwarded)
  19. 19. WHAT IS INAPPROPRIATE TO TEXT?Not Appropriate:•Foul language•Sending offensive photos or movies (offensive to anyone)•Threatening someone•Playing a prank on someone•Being rude•Talking about another person or personsRemember: Texts are recorded and can be traced back to you
  20. 20. BULLYING AND TEXTINGBullying is repeated activity intended tohurt or cause harm another person. • Emotional • Physical • Verbal
  21. 21. BULLYING AND TEXTINGHow should someone handle being bullied or harassed bytexting?•Tell them to stop•Do not respond•Save the text (you may need proof of bullying or help from an adultto determine if you are being bullied)•Go to a trusted adult•Tell your parents•Block the number•Consider changing your number (speak with your parents about this)
  22. 22. REMINDER• If a text is longer than a paragraph, a call might be more appropriate• If someone you don’t know texts you, don’t text them back• DO NOT get angry at a text• You can get in trouble for texting• It is not appropriate to text in school, in the middle of the night, and while driving• If your being bullied, tell an adult.
  23. 23. END MESSAGEYour time is valuable - don’t let it all slip away while you text.Try to put your phone down and enjoy life and the people you are with andthe places that you are in.When you put the phone aside, it shows people that you respect them…it shows people that they matter to you…it shows that you are personable and that makes people comfortablearound you. As a result, people will push for good things to happen for you.GO OUTSIDE
  25. 25. DR. DAVID DELMONICODr. David Delmonico is a professor at DuquesneUniversity. He conducts research and workshopsacross the country on issues related to Internethealth and safety for adults and youth. Dr.Delmonico has been using computers and theInternet since 1980.
  26. 26. GOODBYE!!!!
  27. 27. RESOURCESResponsible Text Messaging Tips: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents/responsible-text-messaging-tipsTop Text Messaging Etiquette Tips:http://www.macworld.com/article/1142055/textetiquette.htmlDealing with Digital Harrassment: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/dealing-digital-harassmentNetsmartz: Cell Phones: http://www.netsmartz.org/CellPhonesWiredSafety: https://www.wiredsafety.org/
  28. 28. CREDITSA HUGE thank you to:Kurt Schollin, from Bucks County Intermediate Unit, for guiding Palisades High Schoolstudents through Elluminate webinar software.Dr. David Delmonico, for generously volunteering his time and expertise on cyber-safety.Heidi Schiavone and her 5th Grade students at Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate Schooland Joel Filling and his 6th Grade students at Palisades Middle School, for beingwonderful participants.Palisades Academy – students and teachersPalisades High School and School District Administrators for all of their support
  29. 29. CREDITSTeachers involved in this lesson:Rob Reilly, Academy Teacher, Palisades High SchoolKaren Hornberger, Library Media Specialist, Palisades High School