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ConnectSafely Slide Show for Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Egypt)

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ConnectSafely Slide Show for Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Egypt)

  1. 1. A Parents Guide to Facebook Anne Collier and Larry Magid Co-Directors ConnectSafely.org Slides can be viewed & downloaded at ConnectSafely.org/mcit
  2. 2. A living Internet HuffingtonPost.com
  3. 3. Facebook’ s footprint <ul><li>Claims 800 million+ users worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>In every country in the world </li></ul><ul><li>In 70+ languages </li></ul><ul><li>30+ billion new pieces of content per month </li></ul><ul><li>250+ million photos per day </li></ul><ul><li>About 13% of US FB users are under 18 and 5% under 13 (the majority with parents helping them join) </li></ul>
  4. 4. How youth are using Facebook <ul><li>Comments, chat, “ Likes, ” photo-sharing, sharing news – social self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating on school work, hobbies </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking validation and support </li></ul><ul><li>Playing games </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring interests, identity, social status </li></ul><ul><li>Getting involved in local/global </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook use is very individual. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Risks in social media <ul><li>Key findings from a N. American lit review: </li></ul><ul><li>Not all youth are equally at risk </li></ul><ul><li>Youth most at risk offline are those most at risk online </li></ul><ul><li>What’ s going on at home , at school , and in their heads are the best risk predictors </li></ul><ul><li>Social media can amplify existing problems, due to potential instant mass distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation management is a key issue </li></ul>
  6. 6. The best safeguards <ul><li>Ourselves and each other </li></ul><ul><li>Education is protection </li></ul><ul><li>Fact-based, not fear-based </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative protection </li></ul><ul><li>From a control model to an agency model </li></ul><ul><li>Using Facebook as a parenting tool </li></ul>
  7. 7. Teens & privacy <ul><li>In U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>62% of teens profile is private – only for friends </li></ul><ul><li>19% partially private – includes friends of friends </li></ul><ul><li>17% say their profile is set to public so that everyone can see it </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites </li></ul><ul><li>How American teens navigate the new world of &quot;digital citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Pew Internet & American Life Project, November 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>EU Kids Online, Sept 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>+ Percentages are approximate </li></ul><ul><li>In Europe: </li></ul><ul><li>More than 70% of European 9-16 year-olds have not set their profiles to public </li></ul><ul><li>20% of children whose profile is public display their address and/or phone number, twice as many as for those with private profiles.+ </li></ul><ul><li>17% of 9-12 year olds and 33% of 13-16 year olds have more than 100 contacts on their SNS profile .+ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Most kids don’t experience cruelty online Source: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites How American teens navigate the new world of &quot;digital citizenship Pew Internet & American Life Project, November 2011
  9. 10. The new ‘Timeline’ Bigger “cover photo ” Summary of your life on Facebook through the years Activity log
  10. 11. General privacy settings Access general privacy settings by clicking the down arrow in upper right corner And then clicking on “Privacy Settings”
  11. 12. System-wide settings
  12. 13. Control who you connect with
  13. 14. Tagging
  14. 15. Control those apps
  15. 16. Inline privacy controls Whenever you add content, you can select the audience.
  16. 17. But be aware… Whatever privacy option you last selected will remain in place until you change it.
  17. 18. Thank you <ul><li>Larry Magid & Anne Collier </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Slides can be viewed & downloaded at ConnectSafely.org/mcit

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