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Social media presentation for 6th-11th graders presented at Morry's Camp in the Catskills, NY, July 2010. The seminars were planned to give them context on how social media can be used well but also ...

Social media presentation for 6th-11th graders presented at Morry's Camp in the Catskills, NY, July 2010. The seminars were planned to give them context on how social media can be used well but also how creating and being included in social content could potentially make it difficult for them to get a job or get into college. Also covers some online safety concerns.

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  • Most social media is there to stay – you can’t get it taken down – so you want to try to avoid having negative things by and about you put onto the web in the first place.If a friend posts a photo of you at a party, and it looks like you’re drinking, adults may assume that you were drinking, even if you weren’t. And if you post something that is intentionally mean to another person, adults may think that you’re mean to everyone.83% of people who interview people for jobs use social media to research people – they look at social websites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter to see what they can find out about you before they interview you. If they find things that they don’t like, you won’t be considered for the job.The same goes for people who review college applications. If college admissions counselors see things that make them think that you won’t be serious about college, or that you’ll be a bad influence on other kids, they may not admit you to college.Most adults recognize that kids make mistakes, so if there are one or two bad things about you online it usually won’t be a problem – but if there are a lot of things posted by you or about you it could affect you in a bad way, making it more difficult for you to get into college or to get a job.

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  • Social Media Smarts for Teens
    Presented to Morry’s Camp
    July 17, 2010
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  • What is social media?
    Social media are websites which allow you to have conversations and share photos, videos and links with other people directly on the website or through your mobile phone. You might know the people you connect with in person, or they might be people that you only know online.
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  • Social Media Can Be Fun and Useful
    There are lots of great reasons to use social media!
    Post pictures of your camp experience and share with your friends
    Share a video from graduation with your family in another state
    Learn the latest makeup tips and tricks
    Watch a funny video of kittens and share it with your friends
    Find a photo of Madrid, Spain to include in a school report
    Stay in touch with other campers after the summer is over!
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  • But Social Media Can Also Hurt You
    Most social media is there to stay – you can’t get it taken down
    Try to avoid having negative things by and about you put onto the web in the first place
    Adults may assume that your behavior in social media is your behavior in every setting
    If you use rude language online, you may be rude offline as well
    83% of people who interview people for jobs use social media to research people
    If they find things that they don’t like, you won’t be considered for the job.
    The same goes for people who review college applications
    Most adults recognize that kids make mistakes, so if there are one or two bad things about you online it usually won’t be a problem
    More could make it difficult to get a job or get into college
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  • How To Not Get A Job!
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  • Can I Keep Some Things Private?
    Anything you upload to any social site could potentially be seen by anybody someday
    Other people could forward or take pictures of your content and spread it around beyond the site
    The sites own that content and they might decide at some point that they want o make everything public.
    You can’t count on websites to keep your private stuff private - so you shouldn’t post anything that you don’t want shared with the whole world
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  • Changing Your Facebook Privacy Settings
    From your home screen, go to your Account (upper right hand corner). Click on that link, then click on Privacy Settings in that drop-down menu. Under Sharing on Facebook, click on Friends Only. Uncheck the box that says “Let friends of people tagged in my photos and posts see them.” This will allow only people who are already your friends on Facebook to see your information, and should keep strangers out.
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  • Changing Your MySpace Privacy Settings
    From your home screen, go to My Profile (upper left hand corner) and use the drop-down menu to get to My Privacy. For all of the choices on that page, choose “My friends only” or “Only my friends can view….” Under Photos, make sure that the box next to “Allow my photos to be shared/emailed” is not checked.
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  • Things to Think About Before You Post
    Ask yourself – what will the adults in your life think about what you’re writing or posting online?
    Would adults that you respect be writing or posting similar things?
    If someone who wanted to give you a job saw what you’d written or posted, what would they think?
    If someone who can help you get into college saw what you’d written or posted, what would they think?
    If I post information, photos or videos about other people, could they get hurt or embarrassed by what I’ve posted?
    Is there anyone out there that would want to use something I’ve posted to hurt me? What if they shared something I didn’t want them to share? What if they took an innocent photo of me and made it look like I was doing something wrong?
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  • Casual Comments Could Be Misinterpreted
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  • Other Important Safety Tips
    Remember that people are not always what they seem to be on the Internet
    If you chat or connect with strangers, they may be nothing like they say they are – people could be much older (or younger) than they tell you, or they could have the wrong reasons for wanting to become friends with you
    You can’t always trust people to tell the truth about themselves online
    Be ultra careful when you share things with people – only share with friends and family that you’re certain are the people they say they are.
    Keep private things private – don’t share your phone number, your credit card information, your physical address, information about your school or classes, or information about your job
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  • Other Important Safety Tips (cont’d)
    Don’t meet people that you’ve only met online in person
    Never, ever agree to meet someone that you met online by yourself and never invite anyone to your home, school or workplace
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  • What Can You Do To Set A Good Example?
    Don’t post anything about your friends without their permission
    That includes photos, videos or links to their content
    When you’re taking pictures or video, ask people if it’s okay if you include those photos or videos in your Facebook or MySpace page
    If they say no, respect them
    Don’t write anything about your friends or family that other people could misunderstand
    Be respectful and courteous; ask yourself, “if someone wrote this about me, how would I feel?”
    Don’t share anything that others have posted without their permission
    Sending links around could make things fall into the hands of people who don’t like your friends or who could be dangerous or harmful to your friends
    Keeping things close within your social group is best
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  • Social Media Can Catch You In A Lie
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  • Sites You Should Probably Avoid
    Foursquare is a site that tells people your location
    When you use this site, everyone knows exactly where you are
    This could be dangerous as adults who might want to harm you can easily find you, or people you don’t like could find you to pick on you
    Twitter is very open and difficult to control privacy on
    Unless you have your Tweets protected (and only allow people you approve), the entire world can see your Tweets
    They may know where you are, what you’re doing or what you had for dinner
    Texting with your friends is safer and mostly accomplishes the same goal.
    There are sites online that allow you to videochat with strangers
    This is extremely dangerous and you could be exposed to illegal behavior
    Your use of these sites could be misinterpreted by the adults in your life
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  • Questions for Discussion
    Is it smart to post about something that you shouldn’t be doing? Like smoking or cheating on a test?
    Have you ever been hurt or embarrassed by someone posting something about you or a picture of you?
    Could you hurt someone by posting something about them? What are some examples?
    How much information should you give to people that you only know online? Do you think it is a good idea to tell them where you live, or what your full name is, or that you’re home alone?
    When does it make sense to meet someone that you’ve met online in real life? Could you do this in a safe way?
    Would it be embarrassing if someone posted sexy photos of you online? How can you prevent this from happening to you?
    If someone wanted to give you a job, what would they think about you if they saw that you used bad language or said bad things about people online?
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  • Thank you!
    Stephanie Schwab
    stephanie@stephanieschwab.com
    http://www.stephanieschwab.com
    http://www.twitter.com/socialologist
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