2013-04-17 Tweeting, Texting, and the Teenage Cyberworld

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A presentation for parents at Burlington High School (VT) about the perils of teen texting and social media use.

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2013-04-17 Tweeting, Texting, and the Teenage Cyberworld

  1. 1. Texting, Tweeting, andthe Teenage CyberworldFrederick S. LaneFSLane3@gmail.comParent Information Night,Burlington High School, Burlington, VT17 April 2013www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.comwww.FrederickLane.com
  2. 2. Background• Attorney, EducationalConsultant & Lecturer• 10 Years -- Burlington(VT) School Board• Author of 7 Books• Computer ForensicsExpert• Technology & PrivacySpecialist• Student Safety Advocatewww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  3. 3. Motivation for Cybertraps• Parenting• School Board Service• VT Legislative Action• Computer ForensicsCaseswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  4. 4. Younger and Youngerwww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  5. 5. The Crimes• Cyberbullying• Cyberharassment• Identity Theft / Spoofing• Sexting• Sextortionwww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  6. 6. Convergence• Computers• Tablets• Gaming Devices• Cellphones• Smartphoneswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  7. 7. Obsession•4,020•2,400•Sleep-texting•Sleep Deprivationwww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  8. 8. Channels for Bullying• Text Messages (SMS/MMS)• Instant Messaging (IM)• Chat Rooms• VOIP / In-Game Chat• Social Media Networks• Mobile Apps• Emailwww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  9. 9. The Usual Suspects• Facebook• YouTube• Twitter• Instagram• Google+• Tumblrwww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  10. 10. The Unusual Suspects• Tango• OoVoo• Pheed• Kik Messenger• Snapchat• Vine• WhatsApp• Kakao Talk• WeChat• And Dozens of Otherswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  11. 11. Potential Victims• Kids, K-12– All are potentially at risk• Teachers andAdministrators• Perpetrators and Families• School Districtswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  12. 12. Important Questions• What devices does your child use, both athome and at other locations?• “What are your passwords?”• “What social networks or web sites doyou use?”• “What apps do you and your friends use?”• When was the last time you looked atyour child’s phone?• Do you know how to review your child’stext messages, both native and in-app?www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  13. 13. Parental Solutions• Household Education• Communication• Supervision• Partnerships with Schools• Networking and Advocacywww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  14. 14. Age-Appropriate Curricula• Elementary School:– The Limits of Sharing– Personal Boundaries• Middle School:– Much More on Personal Boundaries– Anti-Cyberbullying and Anti-Harassment– Introduction to Criminal Consequences andCyberethics• High School:– Much More on Criminal Consequences andCyberethics– Long-Term Consequences of Digital Stupiditywww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  15. 15. District Solutions• Schedule Annual Information Sessionsfor Teachers, Parents, and Students• Require Students and Parents to Readand Sign Acceptable Use Policies• Incorporate Cybertraps Training IntoProfessional Development for Teachersand Administrators• Liaise With Student ResourceOfficers, Law Enforcement, andLegislatorswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  16. 16. Slides and Contact Info• Download a PDF of slidesfrom:CybertrapsfortheYoung.com• E-mail or Call Me:FSLane3@gmail.com802-318-4604www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  17. 17. Texting, Tweeting, andthe Teenage CyberworldFrederick S. LaneFSLane3@gmail.comParent Information Night,Burlington High School, Burlington, VT17 April 2013www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.comwww.FrederickLane.com

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