Social Media Training for Parents April 2014 with notes


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Being a child or teenager today is not easy, the rise of cyberbullying, teen suicide, self harm and eating disorders amongst young adults has hit alarming numbers. This talk is to create awareness of the different social media platforms that are out there. It includes tips and advice on how to help your child or teenager become aware of what they are doing online and educate parents on the world of social media.

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Social Media Training for Parents April 2014 with notes

  1. 1. I took apart my first computer at the age of 7, worked for Dell, Sony built and Digital Media agency in Australia, took it home built it again and now work for a leading software company.
  2. 2. What comes into your head when I say social media??? Tell me everything.
  3. 3. You have a better understanding of the platforms out there, you choose one to use yourself & you learn 9 tips to help you on your social media journey for yourself and your child.
  4. 4. Full report by Shane O’Leary - report-consumer-2013/
  5. 5. The Facebook Page celebrates how our friends inspire us, support us, and help us discover the world when we connect. Mission Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. 1.3 billion users Average 18 minutes per visit For more statistics check out
  6. 6. Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read short 140-character text messages, called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Over 1bn users
  7. 7. Vine is a mobile app owned by Twitter that enables its users to create and post short looping video clips. Video clips created with Vine have a maximum clip length of seven seconds and can be shared to Vine's social network, or to other services such as Twitter and Facebook
  8. 8. LinkedIn is a business-oriented Social networking service. Founded in December 2002 it is mainly used for professional networking. In 2006,LinkedIn reports more than 259 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories It is like Facebook for business, a great place to get found for your expertise by recruiters or people who are looking to find your products or services as a business owner.
  9. 9. Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 16:9 aspect ratio now typically used by mobile device cameras. Users are also able to record and share short videos lasting for up to 15 seconds. It was bought by Facebook for 1bn in April 2012.
  10. 10. Snapchat is a photo messaging application ("app") developed by Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy, then Stanford University students.[3][4][5] Using the application, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their Snaps (as of April 2014, the range is from 1 to 10 seconds),[6] after which they will be hidden from the recipient's device and deleted from Snapchat's servers. Or are they???? I have heard reports that Android phones can take screenshots without the other person knowing
  11. 11. WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. You can create groups in here and share images and video.
  12. 12. Freely. Millions of Viber users call, text, and send photos to each other, worldwide- for free. You can share images & videos too.
  13. 13. smartphone messenger similar to What’s app & viber however you do not have to share your phone number.
  14. 14. Google has described Google+ as a "social layer" that enhances many of its online properties, and that it is not simply a social networking website, but also an authorship tool that associates web-content directly with its owner/author You can do video conferencing through a Hangout.
  15. 15. YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005 and owned by Google since late 2006, on which users can upload, view and share videos.
  16. 16. Using Facebook profiles, Tinder gathers users' basic information and analyzes users' social graph to match potential candidates who are most likely to be compatible based on geographical location, number of mutual friends and common interests. Based on the results of potential candidates, the app allows the user to anonymously like or pass them. If two users like each other then it results in a "match" and Tinder introduces the two users and opens a chat.
  17. 17. With a tap, FaceTime makes video calls over Wi-Fi from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac to someone else's. Or over mobile networks on iPhone or iPad.
  18. 18. You can download and use Skype everyday for voice and video calling, instant messaging, sharing and low-cost local and international calls on your iPhone /iPad or computer / laptop.
  19. 19. Oovoo is a free 12 way chat and instant messaging app.
  20. 20. is an anonymous question and answer platform website used regularly by lots of young people in Ireland and around the world. It allows anyone to post anonymous comments and questions to a person's profile and is increasingly being used as a means to communicate abusive, bullying and sexualised content.
  21. 21. is a social site that allows people who find you interesting to ask you anonymous questions so they can know you better.
  22. 22. is a microblogging platform and social networking website Tumbl receives on avg. 81,000 uniques, 1.46 million page views per month from Ireland.
  23. 23. Entertainment, social networking service and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Only registered users can then vote submissions "up" or "down" to organize the posts and determine their position on the site's pages. Content entries are organized by areas of interest called "subreddits".
  24. 24. Pheed is a free social multimedia platform that enables users to create, inspire and share text, photos, videos, audio tracks, voice-notes and live broadcasts.
  25. 25. Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images, "re-pin" images to their own pinboards, or "like" photo. Great for planning home decor & weddings.
  26. 26. Secret & Whisper showcasing streams of short confessions from your contacts list or the near vicinity. Users comment or “love” posts anonymously, and often keep scrolling to find that golden nugget, a startling insight into what people really think but won’t say on Twitter
  27. 27. Yes it is a never ending story - on and on.
  28. 28. Let me tell you the story about how my family uses social media.
  29. 29. If they were in a cafe near you & you had free time to catch up for a coffee would you? Yes - then friend them on Facebook - if no then do not fill your feed with their life information. If you don’t want to de-friend or unfollow them you can block them so their news is not interfering with your life
  30. 30. Lets talk about the elephant in the room - why are children being cyberbullied?
  31. 31. Would you give your child the keys to your car without a driving lesson? This is what it is like letting children use social media without a conversation.
  32. 32. Put the computer in the kitchen?
  33. 33. Use it yourself - you do not have to be yourself - create another name - NOT to snoop on your children.
  34. 34. Net Nanny
  35. 35. Experts sharing their message across in 20 minutes or less.
  36. 36. Irish animation company promoting positive self talk.
  37. 37. - Radical Self Love Enlighten Education’s programs help teenage girls decode the mixed messages they receive and help them develop self-esteem and confidence. Our programs are designed to be delivered in schools and are targeted at girls aged 12–18. We cover everything from helping girls discover their own inner beauty, to managing friendships and even developing business plans.
  38. 38. Foroige is a group that works with teenagers. It was difficult to find positive mens websites.
  39. 39. It is their world and real to them.
  40. 40. Don’t snoop
  41. 41. Delete negative comments immediately
  42. 42. Go to and set up alerts for facebook privacy