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Presentation given to parents at Kent Elementary as parent of a parent forum. Topics included social media, balance (self-regulation), digital citizenship, privacy, digital footprint, parent support.

Presentation given to parents at Kent Elementary as parent of a parent forum. Topics included social media, balance (self-regulation), digital citizenship, privacy, digital footprint, parent support.

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  • Parent of 2 kids, educator for 13 years – HS and elem school. Technology in HS – word processing and video games – only social with the people in front of us.. Social media is now part of what we do.Be careful of generational stereotypes
  • Avoid the “kids these days” – if many of us were faced with the same options, we would make many of the same choices.
  • Key message – BE INVOLVED. Be careful dropping your child off at a place you have never been and have no idea who is going to be there.IF we don’t teach and model, who will?Peer orientation and peer guidance – Gordon Neufeld “Hold On To Your Kids”
  • Digital CitizenshipAddiction and self regulation STRESSPeer harassment, peer agression, (cyber)bullyingToo fast to keep upFootprints – “The internet does not forget” – Alec CourosScreen time
  • Do we know where? How? What? We don’t need to use surveillance but we need to be in the conversation.
  • How do we keep up? Little bits at a time. Check in
  • I remember being this guy.
  • How does technology ENHANCE our lives and our kids’ lives?Take a few mins to discuss.
  • Technology can change lives. Just a tool?
  • Social media can change lives.
  • Schools, homes sometimes create an all or none environment.
  • If we are going to teach responsibility… we need to release some control and give responsibility
  • Discuss at the tables… 7 mins
  • Bowdrill
  • Photo from earlier This year at Kent. At home, I have replaced our toilets and updated our fluorescent lighting system using YouTube. Doesn’t have to be YouTube but there are many tools that help us to connect, learn and grow with others.
  • Are we modeling and teaching balance? When do we use “accidental parenting” (it works!... Short term)
  • Screen time, balance, when it is ok to be online, what is too much. Is it enhancing or taking away from our lives? Be in the moment when the moments are happening. Try not to always see the world through a lens or a screen.GAMING addictions, connected addictions.
  • What you post can and will be shared… what would happen if someone googled you? We need to be aware of what we share (comments, likes, posts). Think before we click.
  • The internet doesn’t forget.
  • A new stress: The strive and competition for likesPopularity, followersWHO are our kids’ friends? Have the ever met them? How much do they trust them?
  • Only post what your mother, father, grandmother, teacher, coach, boss would be ok with seeing.
  • Can we really be private when we post online? We lose control as soon as we post. Others share, capture and share.We can work to make things less public… but not private. Passwords: NEVER Share.
  • Bullying – hurtful abuse of power over time. Sticks and stones? Yeah right. Kids cannot escape.
  • Cannot escape, less empathy, anonymous and cowardly. Nonstop.
  • If someone is disrespectful Screenshot can help… but it can also hurt. Private messages posted online. Make sure you and your child know how to do this
  • Discuss – 7 minutes
  • How can we use technology and social media to make a positive difference.
  • Don’t engageBlockTake a screenshotGet support from an adult
  • How do we fight cyber bullying… with care. What does that look like? WestHighBros
  • Grassroots movement started by 4 people about concerns for protecting resources and agreed upon treaties. Made huge by young adults through social media.People are listening.
  • New Canadian resource for parents, educators, youth.
  • Ask questions – work together. This is not easy. Navigate this world with each other’s support.

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