How many of you have accounts on a social networking site?How often do you check in? Daily, weekly, monthly?These are targeting and marketing children from 5 years on up.
hy Texting is so Powerful.Self regulated speech - helps to text and not have to worry about did her best friend roll her eye, or is she looking at me strangely or is my fly open - takes some pain and anxiety of adolescentsRemoves social cuesMore efficient - strip out niceties and extraneous stuffAsyncrhonous - can send it and not have to be present at the same time to communicate (same with email.)Digital Native/Immigrant Debate - if your baby pic is digital =NativeWe tend to equate young with tech proficiency and not always true - they expect the opportunity and the tech to present, but not necessarily proficient
It’s only right and natural for kids to demand privacy, try on different personalities, and push the edge of acceptability – all of which the Internet encourages. Part of growing up - but they are more equipped to do this – though in HIGH SCHOOL – not MIDDLE SCHOOL. How do we make them listen when they don’t want to hear?
Adults aren’t making good decisions…. Brett Farve Student at RutgersHow do we expect our students to make good decisions using the technology?
Security and privacy <br />Each social networking site has security and privacy settings. <br />May have an presence and not know it. <br />Tagged in photos or videos<br />What is posted, stays there forever<br />Social embarrassment<br />College acceptance<br />
PRIVACY <br />FACEBOOK – at minimum, you and your daughter should go to the following site while she is logged into Facebook<br />https://www.facebook.com/help/privacy<br />
On-line tools for parents<br />Use tools provided by Facebook<br />https://www.facebook.com/help/safety/<br />
Search “Privacy” in Facebook search field – by default, all settings are “PUBLIC”<br />You need to take initiative to change settings.<br />
How can people find you and send you messages?<br />
How can people tag you in pictures or videos?<br />
Social media / communication<br />Designed for all ages – beginning as young a 5 years of age<br />Includes cell phones – texting and posting from cells<br />Allowing connectivity and interaction between users<br /> To communicate and share information easily.<br />Virtual communities where people of all ages convene to send messages, IM, post pictures, and blog about anything and everything. <br /> Provide instant community, instant celebrity, and a handy way for trying out new identities<br />
The Stats. These sites are not going away..<br />Twitter – 100 million members<br />Library of Congress recently announced acquiring and storing permanently all tweets since 2006<br />MySpace - 200 million members<br />100 million songs uploaded<br />Over 150,000 requests per second<br />Facebook – 500 million members<br />Spend 500 billion minutes each month on the site<br />25 billion pieces of content each month<br />
TEXTING – Why is it so powerful?<br />Self regulated speech<br />Removes social cues<br />More efficient <br />Asynchronous <br />We tend to equate young with tech proficiency and not always true - they expect the opportunity and the tech to present, but not necessarily proficient<br />
CELL PHONE SOCIALIZING<br />Powerful tool - in very small hands<br />Can get into a lot of trouble<br />No guidelines are provided<br />No modeling is usually provided<br />When we ask them what were YOU thinking - think more along the lines of what were WE thinking<br />Give them a powerful tool and then we're surprised they are sexting<br />Stakes are high! <br />Children are getting charged with authoring, possessing, distributing, and transporting across state lines child pornography<br />Sextingvs Sexual abuse - being clear about difference<br />
What does NDP Do? <br />Educate them at an age-appropriate level. <br />Technology Class<br />Advisory<br />Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying, Netiquette, CyberSafety<br />Series of videos and activities<br />Students sign the AUP and Honor Code<br />Bottom Line - They don’t get to 6th grade having never heard of these sites. We need to work together to teach them how to behave.<br />
School’s concerns<br />1st Amendment speech <br />Does it protect children’s right to say what they like? <br />When is it slander?<br />Legal responsibility <br />Police involvement<br />Is safety a concern?<br />Does it affect the school day? <br />Acceptable Use Policy…..<br />
Challenges for Parents<br />Keeping up is hard to do<br />Internet continues to be more portable – Itouch, cell phones,..who knows?!<br />New sites become “hot” overnight – chasing game<br />Kids go online without us<br />Majority of kids report their parents have NO rules about the Internet.<br />Our kids know way more than we do. <br />Immigrants vs. Natives<br />Get around filters, blocks, and history settings<br />It’s a user-generated content world.<br />Those using the Internet are also creating the content – post whatever you want.<br />We interfere into our kids’ lives at a time when, developmentally, they want independence.<br />
STUDENT concerns <br />Social Isolation<br />Cell phone use<br />Texting/Sexting<br />Posting to accounts<br />Ipod Touch – Ipad<br />DS Handhelds<br />Impersonating Others<br />Damaging their reputation or someone else’s<br />Permanency of Information<br />‘Electronic’ Bullying– lasts forever and follows them home<br />Tracking people’s movements – Four Square, Looping<br />Allows the social uncomfortable participate in the social scene with the socially comfortable<br />
Opportunity vs. consequences<br />Pencil vs. Technology – <br />If students write abusive things we don't take away their pencils, but if they text it or email it, we take away their technology. <br />MODEL effective practice<br />Modeling good status updates<br />We need to be their Frontal Cortex - help them see consequences - give them the opportunity <br />