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    • 1. “ MySpace, Your Space, Out of Space!” Exploring Social-Networking Websites, Blogging, and MySpace.com
    • 2. 19-year old Taylor Behl Went missing last year after meeting a man on MySpace.com
    • 3.  
    • 4. Social-Networking Websites
    • 5. Today, membership has reached over 78 million, worldwide
    • 6.
      • Started in July of 2003
      • Tom Anderson, founder
      “ If it was a cool thing to do online, you should be able to do it on MySpace.” --Tom Anderson
    • 7.  
    • 8. Blogs
      • Online diary or journal
      • “Blogosphere” is the collective term for all the blogs on the Internet
      • Many people use blogs—not just teens
      • Teens, however, make up for more than 50% of the blogs in the blogosphere
    • 9. Teen Blogs
      • A true online diary or journal
      • Self-Publicizing Generation
      • Bloggers get feedback from their friends on what they write
      • Teachers use blogs in the classroom
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    • 13.
      • Many teens don’t know what information is okay to post on the Internet.
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    • 18. CYBER-BULLYING
      • Cyber-bullying (online bullying) is the use of
      • electronic information and communication devices such as
      • e-mail, instant messaging, text messages, mobile phones,
      • pagers and defamatory websites to bully or otherwise
      • harass an individual or group through personal attacks or
      • other means, and it may constitute a computer crime.
    • 19. www.wiredsafety.org Independent Internet Watchdog Organization Parry Aftab, wiredsafety.org
    • 20. The Faces of MySpace Fully committed to MySpace user safety Tom Anderson, left, and Chris DeWolfe, right. Co-Founders of Myspace.com “ 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
    • 21. MySpace’s Preventative Measures
      • Providing special protections to members who are under 16.
      • Requiring all new members under 18 to review safety tips prior to registration.
      • Deleting profiles of under-age members.
      • Reviewing every image uploaded.
      • Working with hundreds of law enforcement agencies to address potential issues quickly and effectively.
    • 22.  
    • 23. Guidelines for MySpace users
      • Do not ever post your full name, or exactly where you live.
      • Do not ever post contact information like your home address, or a phone number (especially cell phone number).
      • Don’t add people you don’t personally know.
    • 24. More Guidelines for MySpace users
      • Don’t chat or IM (Instant Message) people whom you don’t know.
      • Don’t ever arrange to meet someone whom you meet online.
      • Be smart. If you have a bad experience online or get a weird feeling from another user.
    • 25.  
    • 26. Viewing Your Teen’s Page
      • Ask if they have a page
      • Ask they why they have a page
      • Tell them you’d like to view it (give them a day to “clean it up”)
      • View their page together
      • Don’t be shocked at what you see
      • Periodically check their page
    • 27. Guidelines for parents of MySpace users
      • Set an example.
      • Place your computer in an open area.
      • Create a family e-mail account or a family MySpace page.
      • Limit computer time.
      • Monitor your child’s online habits.
    • 28. Drastic Measures
      • Put Your Foot Down
      • Internet Monitoring Software: Spector Pro
      • Remember-Your child’s safety is your first priority
    • 29. With all the risks, why MySpace?
      • MySpace brings together all of the most popular forms on communication.
      • It has tapped into three passions of young people:
      • expressing themselves, interacting with friends and consuming popular culture.
    • 30. Social Identity & Digital Publics
      • Where teens hang out has changed.
      • No more sock hops, diners.
      • Malls are banning teens without adult supervision.
      • Finding their social niche online.
    • 31. Effective Blogging in the Classroom
      • Blogging is about literacy.
    • 32. “Blogging can be Good For Your Health!”
      • Commitment and Responsibility
      • Communication
      • Technology
      • General Writing and Publishing Skills
    • 33. Keeping our youth safe is paramount
    • 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.
    • 35. Contact Information Carol Ikeda: [email_address] Gavin T. Maeda: [email_address] Myla Gumayagay: [email_address] Christine Hanakawa: [email_address]