Yorkshire Academy Social Media From A Parents Perspective

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Presentation for parents regarding the benefits of using Facebook, some things to watch out for when monitoring their children and recommendations for how to prevent issues with children's profiles.

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Yorkshire Academy Social Media From A Parents Perspective

  1. 1. Yorkshire Academy Parent Education Seminar: Social Media from a Parent’s Perspective Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  2. 2. Seminar Outline <ul><li>The Good News: </li></ul><ul><li>Social media can be a great tool for you and your kids </li></ul><ul><li>The Bad News: </li></ul><ul><li>Like any other great tool – it can be abused. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Social Media? <ul><li>Wikipedia Definition </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Media: Trend or Fad? <ul><li>Via the Wall Street Journal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Email No Longer Rules </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Facebook <ul><li>Facebook 101 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signing up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your profile page – setting up privacy options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating friend lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting/Reconnecting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not Just for Kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication , Coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political causes , Political campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Bad News <ul><li>Pictures – keep it professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And these were adults… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can’t take it back </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber-bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber-stalking </li></ul>
  7. 7. Recommendations <ul><li>Educate Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Actively Particpate </li></ul><ul><li>Friend Your Child </li></ul><ul><li>Adina’s Deck </li></ul><ul><li>Ask CyberMom </li></ul><ul><li>The Grandparent Test </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questions Misty’s Facebook URL : would love to add you as a friend!

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