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Generation XTo access the internet, you hadto be in front of a computer. Caring for teenagers . . .
But things changed….. Caring for teenagers . . .
Generation NowSmartphonesmade it easierto carry interneteverywhere Caring for teenagers . . .
Generation Now Phones now do moreCaring for teenagers . . .
Welcome to the world of Social MediaCaring for teenagers . . .
All of social media is educationalThe Question is what are theyteaching? Caring for teenagers . . .
The Rules of Social MediaNothing is off limitsEvery voice must be heard – you can have your platformIf we agree it’s right, then it must be right Caring for teenagers . . .
Learn a new languagePOS- Parent over shoulder (L)MIRL- Let’s meet in real lifeP911- Parent emergency LMAO-Laughing my ass off1234- Parent watching screen LOL-Laughing out loudAITR- Adult in the room NIFOC- Naked in front of computerASL- Age, sex, location 411- InformationSLAP- Sounds like a plan KPC-Keeping parents cluelessBRB- Be right back NSAS- No Strings Attached SexCD9- Code 9- Parents are around F2F- Face to faceGNOC- Get naked on camera PAW- Parents are watchingG2G- Got to go PAL- Parents are listeningIDK- I don’t know PIR- Parents in room WYCM- Will you call me? Caring for teenagers . . .
What’s on Social Media?Caring for teenagers . . .
The Stats… VISITING SOCIAL SITES NOW 4TH MOSTPOPULAR ONLINE ACTIVITY –AHEAD OF PERSONAL EMAIL
What your teens are thinking…Nobody understands meI need to find my place in this worldI want answers now…right now Caring for teenagers . . .
Social media provides a platformfor teenagers to speak their minds& get feedback – they create their own tribe who they think understand them Caring for teenagers . . .
Commonly Used Social Media…TYPE EXAMPLE % TEENS WHO USEText Messaging & Cell phone feature 75% of all teens own a cell phoneBBM 88% of cell phone-owning teens text 72% of all teens use text messagingSocial Networking Facebook, MySpace 73% of online teens have used a socialSites networking siteOnline video sites YouTube.com 63% of online teens watch online videosBlogging within Facebook or 52% of online teens have commented onsocial networking MySpace feature a blogsitesSource: (Lenhart, 2010) Caring for teenagers . . .
What Teens Do…Caring for teenagers . . .
Let’s Get Busy…Caring for teenagers . . .
In Love With FacebookCaring for teenagers . . .
Social Media - BenefitsKey source ofinformation andadviceOpportunities toextend friendships &networkBuilds independenceCaring for teenagers . . .
Social Media - RisksCyberbullying & OnlineHarassmentSextingOnline sexualsolicitation & predationInternet addictionIdentity theftFacebook depressionCaring for teenagers . . .
A sad commentary…A significant number of teenshave electronically sent, or postedonline, nude or semi-nudepictures or videos of themselves Caring for teenagers . . .
Our Calling “Behold, I send you forth assheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” Matt 10:16 (ASB) Caring for teenagers . . .
SOCIAL MEDIA & YOU WHO wins the BATTLE for the MIND of your TEEN?Session 2: POSSIBILITIES or PROBLEMS? Caring for teenagers . . .
AIMIdentification of Implications (Threats and opportunities) of Mobile Internet& Social Media for young people.
What are the constituents of Mobile Media?Internet MusicMoviesOnline TVSocial Media (Facebook, G+, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc)General Information (Google, Wikipedia, etc)Academic Information Educational purpose sitesMagazines and NewspapersRated Content
Top Online destinations on Mobile Internet
SOCIAL MEDIA FACTS: Monthly Time spent watching Online Videos, categorised by age (2009) Age 2- •Age 2-11: 1hr 48mins •Age 12-17: 3hrs 6mins Age 12- Age 18- •Age 18-24: 5hrs 36mins Age 25- •Age 25-34: 4hrs 44mins Age 35- •Age 35-44: 3hrs 30mins •Age 45-54: 2hrs 5mins Age 45- •Age 55+: 1hr 15mins Age
PERCENTAGE USE OF MOBILE PHONES BY TEENAGERS
Americans aged13-13-18 spend >72hours A WEEKusing electronicmedia!
WHY IS mobile internet so popular with teens?COSTCONVENIENCE
WHY IS mobile internet so popular with teens?PEER PRESSUREACCESSIBILITY
EASY DATA TRANSFER AND COMMUNICATION
POSITIVE CONSEQUENCES:Kids / teens who have computer aided studies perform betterMOBILE MEDIA can be an educational toolSocial networking sites give teens an outlet to interact withfriends and connect with others in a risk-free setting,E-books help teens develop teenagers reading habits
NEGATIVE EFFECTS:Increased idlenessIntrovertednessIncreased acts of violence/hostilityIncreased exposure to negative mediaIdentity/reality crisesDeprivation of academic inputsAnti-social behaviourMis-education of the teen by overexposure to media
SOCIAL MEDIA & YOU WHO wins the BATTLE for the MIND of your TEEN?Session 3: NEW RULES for a NEW WORLD Caring for teenagers . . .
The Big QuestionHow do you guidewhere youvenever been? Caring for teenagers . . .
First Things First…“...Do not exasperate your Do children, but instead bringthem up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 Caring for teenagers . . .
A Better ApproachBe flexibleEncourage openness—both ways bothSocial media & mobile internet are just ONE aspect of your job!Do your homework—raising teens means raising youve got to be a perpetual learner!Experiment! Caring for teenagers . . .
The Great Balancing ActPrivacy TransparencyFreedom vs ResponsibilityChoice Consequences Rules Guidelines Caring for teenagers . . .
Do Rules Make Any Difference?Consider this… Children of limit-setting parents spend setting less time with media per day… Up to 3 hrs LESS! Caring for teenagers . . .
Whens My Teen Ready for a Phone?Youll know when he or she is……responsible…trustworthy…informed Caring for teenagers . . .
A Few House Rules to Consider…No screens in their rooms…No laptops before university…Turn in phones before bedtime…Limit screen time (any screen) to no more than 1 1-2 hours/day…No passwords unknown to parents…Family meetings to agree on house rules… Caring for teenagers . . .
Gods Word on Social MediaSocial is social…so Gods word on relationships still applies: Proverbs 17:27 Luke 6:45 James 1:19 James 2:16 Caring for teenagers . . .
A Few Guidelines for Your TeensNever give out personal infoNever upload pictures of yourself where they can be accessed by people you dont personally knowNever give out where you are or where youre goingDont download pictures or click on links from unknown sourcesTake everything with a grain of salt Caring for teenagers . . .
So What Do We Do?Actually, the more appropriate question is… “What will I do?” Caring for teenagers . . .
ResourcesConnect Safelyhttp://connectsafely.comWired Teenshttp://wiredteens.comThe Kaiser Family Foundation’s website at www.kff.org s Caring for teenagers . . .