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  • Social Networking for Student Wellness
    Tuesday 27 April 2010
  • Reasons why people join social networks
  • FacebookStatistics
    http://www.penn-olson.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/facebook-infographic.jpg
  • Setting boundaries ...
  • Schools Gateway
    http://www.cybersmart.gov.au
  • What does research tell us about 12-15 year olds online - 2007
    45 per cent used the internet to complete homework.
    41 per cent used the internet for messaging and chat.
    26 per cent used a mobile phone for talking.
    32 per cent used a mobile phone for texting.
    28 per cent engaged in social networking.
    27 per cent used the internet to play online games against other players.
    21 per cent used the internet to watch/listen to media.
  • Tips for dealing with excessive internet use
    Communicate Talk to their children about what they enjoy doing online and try to understand their interests.
    Set house rules Work out some boundaries for their children's access to the internet. It is better that children understand what parents expect rather than trying to work it out for themselves. Families can determine some consequences together if the rules are broken.
    Supervise Make sure they can adequately supervise what their children are doing online, particularly younger children. They can move the computer into a public area of the house to make it easier.
    Introduce other family activities Ensuring children are exposed to a range of other, non-internet-based activities is a good way to help them lead a balanced lifestyle.
    http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/en/Schools/Common%20cybersafety%20issues/Excessive%20internet%20use/Tips%20for%20dealing%20with%20excessive%20internet%20use.aspx
  • Computers in a public space
  • Understanding the Online World
    What is digital reputation?
    Digital footprints
    Digital reputation hotspots
    Forms
    Social networking
    Competitions, prizes, rewards
    Online games and virtual worlds
    Sharing accounts and passwords
  • Digital Reputation
    As an internet user, you will have a digital or online reputation that is similar to your personal reputation.
    Digital reputations are developed over time and are based on the person or organisation’s ‘digital footprint’.
    If your child’s footprint contains things they might later regret sharing—risky photos or open blog posts—it can have quite serious ramifications for their digital reputation.
  • Digital Footprint
    A passive digital footprint is created when data is collected about an action without the person who is the focus of the material knowing. At a low level this could be someone’s name and contact details. It may also include photos posted by other people, public postings which refer to the person without their consent and in some cases public records.
    An active digital footprint is created when personal data is released deliberately by a person who wishes to share information about themselves, such as intentional postings or sharing information in the public and semi-public areas on the internet.
    Dispel the myth –
    Many children and young people believe that that they are anonymous They should be aware of the many ways in which their personal information—and information about their online activities—can be collected without them knowing or consenting to this happening.
  • How you can help?
    Protect their privacy on the internet by not sharing personal details when using social networking services or visiting websites. Read the privacy policies on websites they use.
    If they shop online or subscribe to services on a website, check that the site facilitates safe and secure transactions.
    iTunes
    Ask you to help them register for a service or set up an account, to ensure they are not providing personal identifying information.
    Use screen names or IDs that do not indicate gender, age, name or location.
    Remember that not everyone is who they say they are and not all information on the internet is true.
    Check their settings.
    Be aware that content they post may be online for a long time and cached
    You may also wish to consider using parental control software.
  • Unwanted Contact
    Online stalking and harassment
    Online grooming or unwelcome sexual solicitation
    Cyberbullying
  • Cyberbullying
    unwilling to go to school
    feeling unwell in the mornings
    falling behind in school work and homework
    suddenly disinterested in the computer
    becoming withdrawn, distressed, anxious, or lacking confidence
    becoming aggressive and beginning to bully other children or sibling
    disturbed or deprived of sleep
    feeling depressed or crying without reason
    mood swings
    becoming anti-social and isolated from peers.
  • What you can do
    Advise children:
    Not to communicate or share personal contact details with ‘strangers’, that is, someone they don’t know in real life. Don’t allow strangers onto your contacts list on IM or email.
    To check with a parent or trusted adult when adding a new contact to their online social network.
    To ask a parent or carer to assist with the setting up of a new account.
    Advise young people to:
    Reflect on how they met the person in question, for example, a friend of a friend, or on a gaming site.
    Monitor the person’s online presence, including their profiles, network of friends and communications with others.
    Monitor the tone and content of communications.
  • 5 ways to Avoid Distractions
    Turnoff your wireless and internet connection
    Set aside specific time for social networking and recreational internet use
    Take short breaks
    Do your work now rather than later
    Prioritise
    http://zenhabits.net/2010/04/teen-distractions/
  • How can we do this when students are
    When
  • Presented by Jason Trump Microsoft Australia Asia and Pacific – Survey of young adults 16-24 Years old
  • General Rules- Social Media Etiquette for Students
    General
    Act like you would in real life:
    You have to earn respect
    Always introduce yourself:
    Avoid burnout
    Tweet and update for your most conservative followers
    Be curious, but not nosy
    Be extra polite
    Don’t ask for favors:
    Golden rule - treat others the way you want to be treated
    Remember that there are boundaries
    http://www.sociableblog.com/2010/04/01/50-crucial-rules-social-media-etiquette-for-students/
  • Facebook Rules- Social Media Etiquette for Students
    Don’t cyber-stalk
    Don’t send apps
    Don’t write private messages on wall posts
    Edit your photo choices
    Stop playing the farm animal game if you want to be taken seriously?
    Be careful who you tag
    Write clear status updates
    Be respectful of the relationship status
    Avoid chain status updates
    Ask friends to make introductions
  • We send updates to you through the Newsletter
  • …….and the webpage
  • We talk to and email students with tips
  • Telling the students to set their privacy to “Only Friends “
  • We work with the Boarding staff showing new social media tools
  • Help teachers understand Social Media for Learning
  • Help teachers on how to use social media for learning
  • What are the issues at home and at school?
    - Discussion Time