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  • MySpace

    1. 1. “ MySpace, Your Space, Out of Space!” Exploring Social-Networking Websites, Blogging, and
    2. 2. 19-year old Taylor Behl Went missing last year after meeting a man on
    3. 4. Social-Networking Websites
    4. 5. Today, membership has reached over 78 million, worldwide
    5. 6. <ul><li>Started in July of 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Anderson, founder </li></ul>“ If it was a cool thing to do online, you should be able to do it on MySpace.” --Tom Anderson
    6. 8. Blogs <ul><li>Online diary or journal </li></ul><ul><li>“Blogosphere” is the collective term for all the blogs on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Many people use blogs—not just teens </li></ul><ul><li>Teens, however, make up for more than 50% of the blogs in the blogosphere </li></ul>
    7. 9. Teen Blogs <ul><li>A true online diary or journal </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Publicizing Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Bloggers get feedback from their friends on what they write </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers use blogs in the classroom </li></ul>
    8. 13. <ul><li>Many teens don’t know what information is okay to post on the Internet. </li></ul>
    9. 18. CYBER-BULLYING <ul><li>Cyber-bullying (online bullying) is the use of </li></ul><ul><li>electronic information and communication devices such as </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail, instant messaging, text messages, mobile phones, </li></ul><ul><li>pagers and defamatory websites to bully or otherwise </li></ul><ul><li>harass an individual or group through personal attacks or </li></ul><ul><li>other means, and it may constitute a computer crime. </li></ul>
    10. 19. Independent Internet Watchdog Organization Parry Aftab,
    11. 20. The Faces of MySpace Fully committed to MySpace user safety Tom Anderson, left, and Chris DeWolfe, right. Co-Founders of “ If you go to the mall and start talking to strange people, bad things can happen. You’ve got to take the same precautions on the Internet.” MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe
    12. 21. MySpace’s Preventative Measures <ul><li>Providing special protections to members who are under 16. </li></ul><ul><li>Requiring all new members under 18 to review safety tips prior to registration. </li></ul><ul><li>Deleting profiles of under-age members. </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing every image uploaded. </li></ul><ul><li>Working with hundreds of law enforcement agencies to address potential issues quickly and effectively. </li></ul>
    13. 23. Guidelines for MySpace users <ul><li>Do not ever post your full name, or exactly where you live. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not ever post contact information like your home address, or a phone number (especially cell phone number). </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t add people you don’t personally know. </li></ul>
    14. 24. More Guidelines for MySpace users <ul><li>Don’t chat or IM (Instant Message) people whom you don’t know. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ever arrange to meet someone whom you meet online. </li></ul><ul><li>Be smart. If you have a bad experience online or get a weird feeling from another user. </li></ul>
    15. 26. Viewing Your Teen’s Page <ul><li>Ask if they have a page </li></ul><ul><li>Ask they why they have a page </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them you’d like to view it (give them a day to “clean it up”) </li></ul><ul><li>View their page together </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be shocked at what you see </li></ul><ul><li>Periodically check their page </li></ul>
    16. 27. Guidelines for parents of MySpace users <ul><li>Set an example. </li></ul><ul><li>Place your computer in an open area. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a family e-mail account or a family MySpace page. </li></ul><ul><li>Limit computer time. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor your child’s online habits. </li></ul>
    17. 28. Drastic Measures <ul><li>Put Your Foot Down </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Monitoring Software: Spector Pro </li></ul><ul><li>Remember-Your child’s safety is your first priority </li></ul>
    18. 29. With all the risks, why MySpace? <ul><li>MySpace brings together all of the most popular forms on communication. </li></ul><ul><li>It has tapped into three passions of young people: </li></ul><ul><li>expressing themselves, interacting with friends and consuming popular culture. </li></ul>
    19. 30. Social Identity & Digital Publics <ul><li>Where teens hang out has changed. </li></ul><ul><li>No more sock hops, diners. </li></ul><ul><li>Malls are banning teens without adult supervision. </li></ul><ul><li>Finding their social niche online. </li></ul>
    20. 31. Effective Blogging in the Classroom <ul><li>Blogging is about literacy. </li></ul>
    21. 32. “Blogging can be Good For Your Health!” <ul><li>Commitment and Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>General Writing and Publishing Skills </li></ul>
    22. 33. Keeping our youth safe is paramount
    23. 34. This presentation is provided by the New Communities Project, a collaborative USDA/Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk (CYFAR) project of the University of Hawaii-Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Cooperative Extension Service, and Hawaii’s 4-H Youth Development Program.
    24. 35. Contact Information Carol Ikeda: [email_address] Gavin T. Maeda: [email_address] Myla Gumayagay: [email_address] Christine Hanakawa: [email_address]