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A collaborative effort by Verizon, iKeepSafe, and the California School Library Association--BEaPRO: Connect with Confidence is a family workshop on the Digital Literacy (Citizenship) concepts of …

A collaborative effort by Verizon, iKeepSafe, and the California School Library Association--BEaPRO: Connect with Confidence is a family workshop on the Digital Literacy (Citizenship) concepts of balance, ethical use, privacy, relationships, reputation and online security.

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  • 1. Provided by a generous grant from
  • 2. CONNECT WITH CONFIDENCE Presented by CSLA Librarians Lydia Smith-Davis, Regina Powers, and Mitzie Larson
  • 3. Defining Success • Ethical • Responsible • Resilient Our students are living in digital spaces — studying, learning, and hanging out with friends
  • 4. Youth and Connected Devices ? How many hours per day do kids spend with their digital devices — cell phones, computers, iPods, iPads/tablets, gaming?
  • 5. Youth and Connected Devices 7.5 hours a day 7 days a week 52.5 hours/week [“Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8-to 18-Year-Olds,” 2010.]
  • 6. What Kids Are Doing Online
  • 7. Digital Citizenship
  • 8. BE a PRO Online
  • 9. Parents are the Key New research: kids look to parents above any other source for their connected/mobile behaviors. [Lenhart, A., et. al., “Teens, kindness and cruelty on social networks.” Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2011.]
  • 10. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents limit screen time (TV, computer, etc.) to: ?_ hrs/day for children under two ?_ hrs/day for children over two
  • 11. BALANCE — Stats AAP Recommendations: • Children under 2 years: 0 hrs/day (No TV or computers!) • Children over 2 years: 1‒ 2 hrs/day • Create an “electronic media free” environment in children’s bedrooms
  • 12. BALANCE — Healthy Screen Time Set limits / filter content: • Software for Filtering and Time Limits – K9 Web Protection (by Bluecoat) – OpenDNS (filters your wireless network) – Your own wireless router • All mobile devices have parental controls (“Verizon Usage Controls”) SEARCH HINT [Your router make and model] parental controls [Your cell phone carrier] parental controls
  • 13. BALANCE — at home activity Internet Addiction Self-test
  • 14. Tips to Maintain Balance • Model balanced technology use • Ban digital devices from the dinner table • Help children select creative alternatives to digital media consumption • Charge devices where they can’t interrupt sleep time
  • 15. At what age does cyberbullying start? . . . digital piracy (illegally downloading movies and music)?
  • 16. ETHICAL USE — Stats • Cyber bullying begins in 2nd grade • Piracy begins in 4th grade [Rochester Institute of Technology 2008.] • Most young people are devoid of ethical thinking or consideration for others when using the Web [Harvard School of Education, “Good Play Project” 2008.]
  • 17. ETHICAL USE — Social Media Online communities are everyone’s business: • Upstander vs. Bystander • Report bad behavior
  • 18. ETHICAL USE — Cyberbullying (often referred to by kids as “drama”: )
  • 19. ETHICAL USE — Downloads and Piracy • Copyright and Creativity go hand-in- hand. • What is piracy?
  • 20. Tips to Promote Ethical Choices • Make expectations known • Set limits on content: viewing and creating • Model respect for others, online and off
  • 21. Hey, teens! Do you think your friends share too much personal information online? “Online Privacy: What Does it Mean to Parents and Kids?" Common Sense Media, 2010.
  • 22. PRIVACY — Stats • Chances are . . . you answered “yes” Even teens (79%) think their friends share too much personal info online [“Online Privacy: What Does it Mean to Parents and Kids?" (2010). Common Sense Media. Retrieved from]
  • 23. PRIVACY — Think Before You Post
  • 24. PRIVACY — social media settings
  • 25. PRIVACY — mobile settings Location-sharing on mobile devices
  • 26. Tips for Maintaining Privacy NEVER share online (your own or another’s): • Address • Phone Number • Password Information (even to friends) • Offensive or Sexually – Suggestive Images or messages
  • 27. How many text messages does an AVERAGE teen send per month?
  • 28. RELATIONSHIPS — Stats • Average teen sends 3,400 texts/month – 7 messages per waking hour [Nielsen Wire, 2011] • 70% percent of people worldwide say that the Internet has improved their relationships [Collier, Anne. “Teens’ social media experiences largely positive: Study” (Nov. 10, 2011). Retrieved from]
  • 29. RELATIONSHIPS Spending time in social media is correlated with increased face-to-face interaction GPA falls .05 for each hour/day that a student averaged with digital media [Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, “Facebook, texting help Freshmen Students,” 2010.]
  • 30. RELATIONSHIPS • Harmful content impacts a child’s ability to form and maintain healthy relationships • Parental control software can protect kids from: – – – – Pornography Violence Hate speech Promotions of eating disorders (Ana/Mia) (Flood, M., “Harms of Pornograpy Exposure Among Children and Young People , January 2010)
  • 31. TIPS: SAFE & HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS Start conversations. Ask: • Have you ever felt pestered or overwhelmed by digital communication from a friend or boy/girlfriend? • Sometimes kids are pressured to send a sexually explicit text or photo. Has this happened to you? • How can we handle these uncomfortable situations to prevent them from happening?
  • 32. What percentage of HR professionals/recruiters have rejected an applicant based on information they found online?
  • 33. REPUTATION — Stats • 70% of HR professionals (people hiring) have rejected an applicant based on something they found online • There is no DELETE button on the Internet! Johnston, Stuart J. “Microsoft Survey: Online ‘Reputation’ Counts”. InternetNews. 2010.
  • 34. REPUTATION — Digital Dossier
  • 35. Tips for Building a Positive Online Reputation • Think before you share • Post positive items and accomplishments online for college recruiters and future employers
  • 36. Take a guess — what percentage of children have someone else using their Social Security number? [Power, R.,“Child Identity Theft,” 2011]
  • 37. ONLINE SECURITY — Stats • A recent study found that more than 10% of children had someone else using their Social Security number – 51 times higher than adults in the same study • That’s 4,311 out of 40,000 child identities scanned [Power, R. (2011). Child Identity Theft: New Evidence Indicates Identity Thieves are Targeting Children for Unused Social Security Numbers. Retrieved from]
  • 38. ONLINE SECURITY — Passwords Count How to make a strong password that’s easy to remember: • Use a favorite song • Substitute numbers for letters • Add a symbol: • • • • <3 for love @ for a 1 for L 5 for S
  • 39. Tips for Keeping Safe Online • Back up data – Dropbox • Keep software current with automatic updates • Adjust privacy settings • Teach students how and when to report harassment
  • 40. BE a PRO Parent Guide www.BE a
  • 41. Thank-you for joining us. If you have your smartphone or tablet handy, Please do a quick—2 minute evaluation at:
  • 42. The End