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Understanding Digital Kids

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  • 1. Social Networking 101 & Understanding Your Kids’ Lives Online Essentials for Parents
  • 2. How do kids use technology away from school?
    • Girls
    • Design tools
      • Digital Cameras
      • Photo editing & graphics
      • Digital scrapbooking
    • Websites related to interests
      • Barbie.com
      • Disney
      • American Girls
      • Webkinz
    • Social networking
      • Club Penguin
      • Facebook
    • iTunes/iPod/Cell Phone
  • 3. How do kids use technology away from school?
    • Boys
    • Electronic Toys
      • Remote control
      • Robotics
    • Gaming systems
      • Nintendo & PSP
      • Wii Xbox…
    • Computer games
      • Online games
        • Pokeman
        • Addicting Games
      • P2P games
    • YouTube
    • iTunes/iPod/Cell Phone
  • 4. Different tools to keep in touch
    • When we were kids…
    • Passing notes
    • Telephone
    • Today…
    • Passing notes
    • Telephone
    • Cell phone
    • Texting
    • IM (instant messaging)
    • Chat rooms
    • Multi-player games
    • Email
    • Video chatting
    • Video sharing
    • Photo sharing
    • Music sharing
    • Social Networking
    Any place, any time…
  • 5. What is SOCIAL NETWORKING ? Video: Social Networking in Plain English
  • 6. Social Networking for Kids…
  • 7. What’s the appeal ?
    • Status updates – what are you doing this very minute?
    • “ Feeds” from friends and other sites – news, updates, etc
    • “ Wall” or bulletin board posts from “Friends”
    • Links to interests – music, celebrities, sports, schools, careers…
    • Links to “friends” and their activities
    • Photo sharing
    • Other options…
      • Chat/IM & eMail
      • Music downloads
      • Video sharing
      • Surveys
      • Games
  • 8. What are the benefits?
    • Getting/staying connected with friends/family
    • Expressing yourself & personal exploration
    • Meeting new people; keeping in touch with old or occasional friends
    • Learning about technology without needing to be a “geek”
    • Diversion/down time
    • Social/political activism
  • 9. What are the risks ?
    • Privacy - Sharing too much information and not understanding:
      • Who potentially might see it
      • Losing control of it
      • How long it can potentially follow you
      • How it could be used now and in the future
      • Blurring boundaries of friendship
    • Viruses/worms – lots of little applications users can’t control and don’t understand
    • Addiction – Being “always on” has a personal price; lots of kids (and adults) have a hard time controlling the impulse
  • 10. If you don’t have an account… Facebook wants you to use their service, so they let you see just enough as a non-user to want to become an active user.
  • 11. What should Privacy screens look like?
  • 12. A Visit to Facebook …
  • 13. Final Thoughts Video: How to talk to your kids about Internet Safety

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