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  • 1. MIRANDA DOYLE DISTRICT LIBRARIAN Teen CyberSafety & Technology Resources
  • 2. Beginning Activity
    • Start in the middle of the room. As I read each statement, come forward if you agree, move back if you don’t, or stay in the middle if you are neutral.
    • 1. I love learning to use a new electronic device or computer program
    • 2. Technology makes my life better
    • 3. I talk with my student regularly about online safety
  • 3. Beginning Activity
    • Start in the middle of the room. As I read each statement, come forward if you agree, move back if you don’t, or stay in the middle if you are neutral.
    • 4. I mostly know what my student is doing online – what social networking sites they use, for example
    • 5. I am able to help my student find reliable information online for school assignments
    • 6. I know what information resources are available through the school district for free
  • 4. What Worries You?
    • With a partner, take about 3 minutes to put this list in order. The issue that worries you the MOST goes first, the LEAST last.
    • Cyberbullying (peer harassment online or using cell phones)
    • Sexting (sending explicit messages or pictures)
    • Physical safety (abduction/meeting strangers in person)
    • Online harassment/solicitation by strangers
    • Viewing violent, sexual, or otherwise inappropriate materials
    • Identity theft/stolen financial information
    • Reputation/online profiles (negative information about student )
    • Computer viruses
    • Other?
  • 5. Statistics: Technology Use
    • 93% of teens (12-17) go online.
    • 75% of teens (12-17) have cell phones.
    • On average, texting teens (12-17) send and receive 1500 text messages a month.
    • 73% of teens (12-17) have profiles on social networking sites.
            • Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2007
  • 6. Statistics
    • 32% of online teens have experienced one of the following forms of online harassment:
      • 15% of teens reported having private material (IM, txt, email) forwarded without permission
      • 13% had received threatening messages
      • 13% said someone had spread a rumor about them online
      • 6% had someone post an embarrassing picture of them online without permission
    • 26% of teens have been harassed via their cell phones either by voice or text
    • Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2007
  • 7. Statistics
    • 4% of cell-owning teens (12-17) say that they have sent sexually suggestive nude/semi-nude messages. 15% have received them from someone they know.
    • 1 in 25 youths received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried to make offline contact.
    • Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2007
  • 8. Solutions?
    • Talk with a partner for about 3 minutes:
    • Who is responsible for teaching about cybersafety? Schools, parents, both?
    • What would work best for your student?
    • What do you need to know to help your child stay safe online?
    • Share ideas with the group!
  • 9. What Probably Won’t Work. . . .
    • Overreacting/teaching students to fear the Internet
    • Cutting off all online access
    • Depending on Internet filters to keep students safe
  • 10. What Will Work
    • Teach appropriate use throughout curriculum and at home
    • Encourage student to report harassment/bullying/other problems to parents and teachers
    • Address bullying in general – 67% of teens think bullying happens more often offline
    • Have frequent conversations – about news reports, incidents at school, etc.
    • What else?
  • 11. Remind Students. . .
    • If anyone online makes you feel uncomfortable, tell an adult immediately
    • Anything you send or post can be reposted publicly, and you may not be able to remove it – could even impact college & future employment
    • Never share passwords, even with close friends
    • Never give out or post your full name, address, school, financial data, or any other sensitive personal information
  • 12. Great Online Resources – Free!
    • Shifting gears. . .
    Image Attibution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  • 13. Don’t Believe Everything You Read
  • 14. Activity: What Sources Do You Trust?
    • Take about 2 minutes to discuss with a partner:
    • What websites do you consider reliable?
    • What websites do you think might be unreliable?
    • How do you help your student tell the difference?
    • Share your thoughts!
  • 15. Activity: Evaluating Information
    • What do you think of these sites?
    • Thumbs up, down or sideways:
    • Wikipedia CNN
    • Yahoo Answers Gale PowerSearch
    • The New York Times Printed book
    • The World Book Encyclopedia Personal website
  • 16. Tell students:
    • Don’t believe everything you read. Use critical thinking skills
    • Compare many sources
    • Always cite your sources (Easybib.com, Citation Machine, etc.)
    • “ Google” is how, not where, you found it
    Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/
  • 17. District Databases – Junior High Access to newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, test prep, Spanish language, Opposing Viewpoints and more School pays for access – databases have information you can’t get free on the web They are edited/fact checked, so often more reliable than websites Usually include formatted citation, so you can add it to your Works Cited list
  • 18. District Databases – Junior High
    • Culturegrams
    • World Book
    • Grolier
    • SIRS Researcher
    • Novelist
    • Gale PowerSearch (includes test prep, Opposing Viewpoints, Spanish, Health & Wellness, and much more)
    • Home access – School website, the Library Home Page, then enter login/password
    • Take a bookmark today or ask the Library Technology Assistant for passwords
  • 19. Public Library Databases
  • 20. Also From the Public Library. . .
  • 21. Questions? What are your questions, suggestions, and concerns?
  • 22. Thank you! Image attribution: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/2/2086641_23234fb0f8.jpg