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Monitor Your Digital Child


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Presented to St. Dominic Elementary School Board and parents. April 3, 2014

Updated version uploaded on April 8, 2014 to include new information.

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Monitor Your Digital Child

  1. 1. Monitoring Your Digital Child John Doyle
  2. 2. About Me Director of Technology & Communications, Alure Home Improvements Active in social networks for almost 10 years. Speaker/presenter at many digital marketing events. Proud dad of two boys…
  3. 3. Why are kids hyper-connected? Because they can be. F.O.M.O. Easy access. Everyone else is doing it. Social credibility.
  4. 4. Where are they? Twitter - short msgs w/links to photos, videos, etc, teen use doubled since 2011. Instagram - photos & videos SnapChat - text, photos, videos with time limit, “disposable social media” Vine - short looping videos
  5. 5. - feeding ground for bullies, many anonymous profiles Teens are self censoring on Facebook because they know their family is there. Celebrity profiles on twitter and instagram are very appealing to teens And many more…
  6. 6. Behavior is on public display… Word of mouth on steroids, do you know what your children are saying or doing?
  7. 7. What’s the risk? Headline from: broadcasting-incriminating-photos-underage-teens-crazy-long-island-parties/
  8. 8. People are making decisions about your kids based on their online behavior.
  9. 9. Daughter's Facebook Brag Costs Her Family $80,000 “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”
  10. 10. Where do we go from here? Time to get educated!!
  11. 11. Information Super Highway Prepare our children for the road, do not prepare the road for our children.
  12. 12. Most important step you can take… Connect with your child on social networks!!
  13. 13. Tips Get access to and check cell phones and PC’s regularly. Dig into folders to see what is really there. Google is a great resource. tips 2013/10/facts-about-ask-fm-parents/ Get active on the platforms and become familiar. Set a good digital example.
  14. 14. More tips… Search is a powerful tool Be creative when searching, not just child's name. Set up google alerts, that will be emailed to you. (
  15. 15. Twitter Search Mobile version displayed here. Be creative, think of what your children may be discussing.
  16. 16. And there’s more… Discuss the importance of online reputation with your children. Understand that everything has the potential of going public in the connected society. Privacy settings do not matter. Golden Rule If you wouldn’t share it with grandma, don’t share it digitally!! The real golden rule applies as well!!
  17. 17. And then there’s this…
  18. 18. Questions & Comments Let’s connect online if you want to continue the discussion.