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Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens
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Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens

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Adam Kruszynski draws on his wealth of experience as a digital marketer, teacher, sociologist, and parent as he speaks on social media, how teenagers use these new tools to communicate, and how …

Adam Kruszynski draws on his wealth of experience as a digital marketer, teacher, sociologist, and parent as he speaks on social media, how teenagers use these new tools to communicate, and how parents can utilize social media to its full potential. He will also explore how this new technology is shaping our future, changing the way we communicate, and reinventing the way teenagers interact with each other. Adam speaks from the heart, and knows first hand how involved teenage children are in using social media sites.

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  • Let’s start with some questions…How many of your teens are on Facebook?How many of your teens have a smart phone?How many of your teens prefer to text you vs talk to you face to face?How many of your teens use their device at the dinner table, bathroom, or in bed?Do you think that’s normal?
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    • 1. Beginner's guide to surviving with social media crazed teens Adam Kruszynski, Director of Digital @ Revolve Speak Up Nova Scotia @ MSVU Halifax August 17, 2013 www.adamoutsidethebox.com
    • 2. Abit aboutme bit about me A Digital Marketer @ Revolve Writer, Teacher, & Speaker Research & Sociology @ U Toronto Proud parent of two teenagers
    • 3. Imagine I travelled back in time to your teen years & gave each of you a Magical Wand Take your family & friends with you… anywhere you go… any time… at moment’s notice Ask it any question & it would give you an answer Tell your personal story and send it to everyone Capture memories as pictures & videos Watch movies & play games What would happen?
    • 4. What is happening in this world? Strip all the technology Strip all the stats Strip all the marketing hype Strip all the fear We are evolving…
    • 5. How are we evolving? It’s so easy to tell and share stories Instantly accessible anywhere we go Volume of info it totally overwhelming Blurring lines of what’s real, true, private, appropriate, & even moral How we communicate…
    • 6. How teens use Social Media to define their identity? Learning: Finding things that interest you. Self-Expression: Writing blogs, taking picture, providing recos / POV, personalization, etc. Following: Showing loyalty and support for specific ideals, causes, groups, & idols. How will that make them different from you?
    • 7. Exercise: Good & Bad of SM Access to Information Reliance on Technology Quantity vs Quality of Intimacy Language Use Honesty Lack of Privacy Easier to Connect & Reconnect Freedom of Speech Changes to the Brain Distraction How We Form Identity Is social media the main cause or rather the place where these occur / manifest?
    • 8. We have to guide our teens Use it responsibly (for good / not evil)… Social Media has no moral compass. Achieve balance in life (be the master / not the slave)… it is designed for mature adults. Understand it is simply a tool… it has no personality, intent, preference, or soul. Decide boundaries on privacy & content… default settings don’t serve our interest. Education & Empowerment VS Unattainable Control
    • 9. Use it with your teens as a tool Communicate with them. Encourage & engage them. Learn about who they are. Share your life with them. Recognize and appreciate they already do this with you. Demonstrate how you want them to behave. Be the positive force in their social media experience
    • 10. How can I use it for teaching? Content: Use comments & blog posts in class to provide rich variety of topic POV. Engagement: Use it to keep their attention. Platform: Use it to deliver curriculum (as your institution permits) & team collaboration. Encouragement: Use micro-motivators (like badges) to help with interest & distractions. Did my micro-motivators keep you interested today?
    • 11. Impact / Pilot Program http://www.bestmastersineducation.com/social-media/ http://www.centerdigitaled.com/classtech/Portland-Project.html
    • 12. A few resources to get you started http://www.eun.org/teaching/smile http://www.socialnomics.net/2013/03/11/how-cansocial-media-be-used-in-education/ https://www.facebook.com/education http://www.guardian.co.uk/teachernetwork/2012/jul/26/social-media-teacher-guide https://flipboard.com/section/edu-nation-beQp3C http://www.teachersandsocialmedia.co.nz/ http://www.equals6.com/ https://www.schoology.com/
    • 13. Tan Le @ Ted.com Brain Waves Reading Headset Where is this all going? Where is this all going?
    • 14. We don’t really know… except It’s so easy to tell and share stories Instantly accessible anywhere we go Volume of info it totally overwhelming Blurring lines of what’s real, true, private, appropriate, & even moral Dominant way to communicate, relate with others, and to from personal identity Perhaps that’s what truly scares us as parents & teachers
    • 15. Exercise: Most important future skills Independent Work Technology Proficiency Effective Communication Entrepreneurship Collaboration Dealing with Multiple Deadlines Multitasking Other Languages Project Management Networking Self-Motivation “65 percent of grade school students will work in jobs that don’t exist today.” Adam Renfro @ http://gettingsmart.com/2012/12/meet-generation-z/
    • 16. For the parents and as a parent… Most of us cannot comprehend how difficult it is to be a kid or teenager now… choices are so confusing. Accept it will take both of you working together to figure out how to manage this… the noise will grow. Find ways to truly inspire your children. Give them something to believe in that’s greater than all the overwhelming noise in their life right now. Keep trying to communicate and don’t give up on them!
    • 17. Thank You & Questions Adam Kruszynski Director of Digital @ Revolve Co-Chair @ AIM Conference Parent of 2 awesome teenagers Blog: www.adamoutsidethebox.com (copy of this presentation) LinkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/in/kruszynskiadam/ Twitter: @adamoutsidedbox
    • 18. Want to know more? Download my free book on iTunes or PDF: http://adamoutsidethebox.com/writing/book-beginnersguide-to-understanding-social-media-crazed-teens/ Do you parent or teach social media crazed teens? Are you confused how their cell phone becomes the dominant way they experience the world around them? We all fear this technology already makes us more disconnected from our kids. We fear how it will impact their personal and professional future. We fear we cannot effectively help them in their journey. We even fear for ourselves becoming more irrelevant and obsolete as the entire world is going digital. Let's face it. We have been very negligent. Our lack of understanding about mobile and social media does not excuse us from any responsibility for our teen kids. How can we as parents and educators help our kids with something we often barely understand ourselves? We as a human species are evolving how we communicate. What do you need when going through a tremendous period of change? I believe you need an open mind, a positive vision for the future and the courage to pursue it. Let us embrace this topic together and find out how to use this change to became something greater than what we are right now. At the end of the day, the most wonderful way you can help your teenager is to give them a vision of the future so inspiring, it eclipses this noisy world.

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