PRESENTER’S NOTE: Have learners listen and respond online to the first narrated slide, then pause for F2F discussion. Mention how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998 requires website marketed to users under 13 to get “VERIFIABLE parental consent” before allowing children access to their sites. Learners will leave a Voicethread sharing their opinion onthe biggest issues/concernssurrounding for social networking for kidsFocus Questions:Are there really no safe and secure social networking site for kids?Is there really no alternative available to kids as young as 8 years old other than ignoring social networking site rules and creating their own site profiles ILLEGALLY?Are kids supposed to avoid the Internet until they are older?
Help participants without a cell locate the link to the online poll via VT.PRESENTER NOTES – Conduct F2F class discussion around the results of the poll after all participants have voted. Mention during discussion that The Federal Trade Commission is responsible for enforcing COPPA-- even the FTC say that “none of these mechanisms is foolproof”.Either login at Text The Mob and Launch Full Screen orAt START>> RUN (in IE browser only)iexplore -k http://textthemob.com/print/2699
COPPA wasn’t primarily put on the books to prevent “bad guys” from interacting with children online; it was about minimizing the collection of children’s personal information and giving parents control over collection of information from their children NOT be a broad mandate for child safety.Under COPPA, most websites that are "directed to" kids have to get parental consent before anyone under 13 can use them. But if a site is a general audience site -- i.e. not "directed to" kids -- then there's no duty to obtain parental consent from anyone unless/until the site has actual knowledge that the person is under 13. Now, FTC and Congress are considering expanding the statute to cover teenagers, as well. But these changes would have wide-ranging ramifications for free speech, privacy, and anonymity online. COPPA 2.0 proposals would either directly require age verification of all adults who wanted to use “social networking sites” (as proposed in Illinois) or indirectly require much the same thing by mandating age verification for “adolescent-oriented sites” (as proposed in New Jersey). Indeed, this may be precisely what some COPPA 2.0 advocates want, since they may envision it as the only way to make the Internet truly “safe” for adolescents. This raises profound First Amendment concerns—particularly about the right of Americans to speak and receive information anonymously online.
Presenter says, “ConsiderNational Educational Technology Standards for Students like2. Communication and Collaborationinteract, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.5. Digital Citizenshipadvocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.exhibit leadership for digital citizenship. Sounds like an opportunity gap exists for social network providers and instructional designers!”Learner will: leave a Voicethreadlist of social networking sites designed for the under 13 set that he/she knows of or can find by researching online. point browser to http://crappygraphs.com/user_graphs/?id=6092 and leave a list of social networking sites designed for the under 13 set that he/she knows of or can find by researching online.PRESENTER NOTES: Verify that the websites mentioned in the thread are for CHILDREN per the COPA definitions“Kid” – the colloquial catch-all“Minor” – Anyone under 18 “Child” – Anyone under 13 “Adolescent” – Anyone age 13-17
There are relatively few sites that cater exclusively to the under-13 crowd, which may be an unintended consequence of COPPA itself. As of Nov. 2010, these are social networking sites designed with the under 13 years of age user in mind. Each site offers its own brand of safety and security features to attract and gain the trust of parents. We will examine 3 of these sites.
Please evaluate each site considering their:security measureseducational valuesocial valuefun factor For which age group/grade is the site most appropriate:students Grades PK–2 (ages 4–8)?students Grades 3–5 (ages 8–11)?students Grades 6–8 (Ages 11–14)?
Further, the best defense for the safety of young online social networking users is EDUCATION on topics that such include the ramifications of the digital footprint whether text or image; proper online etiquette, and discretion with personal info.
Social Networking Under Age 13
by<br />Kecia Waddell<br />
Please point your browser to:<br />voicethread.com<br />
Is there really no alternative <br />available to kids as young as 8 years old other than ignoring social networking site rules and creating their own site profiles ILLEGALLY?<br />Are kids supposed to AVOID the Internet<br /> until they are older? <br />Are there really NO safe and secure <br />social networking site for kids?<br />What are the major concerns regarding<br />social networking for kids?<br />Leave your comment!<br />
On the issue of <br />ONLINE AGE VERIFICATION, <br />let’s take a poll…<br />Standard messaging<br /> fees apply<br />NO texting <br />capability? <br />ON<br />Point your browser to http://m.textthemob.com/id2699<br />
NEW<br />COPPA 2.0<br /><ul><li> requires a great deal more information about them, their parents, and many other adults
may encourage new</li></ul> fraud<br /><ul><li>First Amendment</li></ul> infringements <br />Progress on Point 16.11, June 2009<br />It’s IRONIC that…<br />
Know any<br /> social networking<br />sites for CHILDREN?<br />Leave a comment<br />http://crappygraphs.com/user_graphs/?id=6092<br />
VISIT these sites, COMPARE/CONTRAST them.<br /> Return here to leave your comments.<br />
Social Networking’s Educational Value <br /> for Young Users<br />Remember the NETS?<br />Interest-driven <br />Collaboration<br />2. Communication and Collaboration<br /><ul><li>interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.</li></ul>5. Digital Citizenship <br /><ul><li>advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.</li></li></ul><li>Educational Value for Young <br />Users of Online Social Networks<br />“… what’s really exciting about social media and technology: how [social networking sites] enable children and young people to find their interests, develop skills and talent, find and be mentors, participate in interest communities, and even become professional whatevers long before they’ve finished school!” <br />Anne Collier <br />Editor of NetFamilyNews.org<br />
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