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Responsibility and accountability

  1. 1. Responsibility and Accountability:Education for Parents in a Digital World <br />Sr. Geralyn Schmidt, SCC<br />
  2. 2. Concerns for Parents<br />Child accessing information that is inappropriate for the child’s age group.<br />Access graphically violent subject matter<br />Use of chat rooms – friendships of individuals that do not have interest at heart<br />Use of internet for Hate Groups<br />Curiosity about questionable or dangerous behaviors of persons in age groups.<br />
  3. 3. Concerns for Parents<br />Order drugs or weapons on line<br />Sites that ask children for private information in order to win prizes<br />Virus/malware on computer<br />
  4. 4. 5 Ways of Using Technology<br />Communicating<br />Social Networking<br />Web Surfing<br />Downloading<br />Gaming<br />
  5. 5. 5 Challenges for Parents<br />Keeping up is hard<br />Teach kids safe and appropriate behavior<br />Kids go online without us<br />KNOW where your kids go<br />Kids know more that we do<br />Still need ground rules<br />It’s a user-generated world<br />Think about what they post, read, and write<br />
  6. 6. 5 Challenges for Parents<br />We stick our noses in at a time when kids want independence<br />Embrace their world<br />They need to be safe and smart<br />
  7. 7. Internet Safety Basics<br />Help your kids understand that:<br />Never share names, schools, ages, phone numbers, addresses – personal information<br />Never send pictures to strangers<br />Keep passwords private (except to parents)<br />Never open email from strangers<br />Tell an adult if something creepy happens<br />NOTHING on line is private<br />Never make plans to meet a internet friend in person<br />
  8. 8. Strategies for a responsible and safer Online experience<br />Visit only age-appropriate sites<br />Check out site with your child<br />Search safely<br />Safe search settings … safe browsers<br />Avoid strangers<br />Be a good cyber citizen<br />Real life behavior vs. on-line behavior<br />
  9. 9. Strategies for a responsible and safer Online experience<br />Online cheating<br />Keep the computer in a central place<br />Establish expectations and limits<br />Time<br />What they do when online<br />Family Media Agreement<br />View your own habits YOU are the role models<br />
  10. 10. Strategies for a responsible and safer Online experience<br />Be involved and have FUN with them!<br />Stay well informed<br />Show interest in the sites they visit<br />Play GAMES with them<br />
  11. 11. “CSC”Communicate – Safety Rules -- Cyberbullies<br />Once you have an understanding<br />Establish rules<br />Bookmark sites<br />Communicate about dangers / situations<br />Talk<br />Talk<br />Talk<br />
  12. 12. Communicating<br />Middle schoolers<br />Email<br />Instant Messaging (IM)<br />Chat Rooms<br />Blogs<br />Online to:<br />Gossip<br />Chat<br />Do homework<br />Send pictures<br />Online communication thrives on anonymity … fertile ground to cyber bulling<br />No record of conversation<br />HOT WORDS<br />SN<br />IM/AIM<br />Buddy list<br />My Space<br />Facebook<br />Xanga<br />
  13. 13. Communicating<br />Instant Messaging<br />Create buddy lists<br />not totally sure of whom you are talking with<br />SN (Screen Names)<br />Free<br />Communicate with friends instantly<br />Disappear when program closes – cyber bulling<br />Software traces communication<br />Don’t believe if child says knows everyone on list.<br />Blog (Web blog)<br />Creativity<br />Self esteem booster<br />Inadvertently give out personal information<br />FYI … <br />1 out of 5 minors solicited onlone<br />
  14. 14. Social Networking<br />Bulletin Boards of Kids lives<br />Instant community (place to belong)<br />Upload pictures<br />Invite friends <br />Handy way for trying out new identities<br />
  15. 15. Social Networking<br />Cyber bulling<br />Great time eaters<br />Vehicle for self expression<br />Digital footprint<br />Nothing is private<br />Ruin “future”<br />Age limits<br />Balance between child’s privacy and self expression needs with safety<br />NOTHING is private<br />No personal identifiers<br />No meeting strangers<br />
  16. 16. Movie<br />Brad Paisley<br />
  17. 17. Web Surfing<br />ISP<br />Cable<br />DSL<br />WiFi<br />Home Page<br />Browser<br />URL<br />Search Engine<br />Jet plane to uncharted worlds<br />Puts the world at the fingertips of kids<br />Parents can track where students go<br />Filters<br />Pop-ups<br />
  18. 18. Web Surfing<br />Surfing in an unfiltered and unsupervised environment can expose kids to inappropriate content<br />Location<br />Check history<br />Never click on pop-ups<br />Investigate Internet safety software<br />Think smart … teach kids stuff on internet not always true or accurate<br />
  19. 19. Downloading<br />If it can be surfed, it can be downloaded.<br />Free/not free<br />Most parents are involved in this – credit cards<br />Peer-2-peer software<br />Set rules about what can and cannot be downloaded<br />Check for peer-to-peer file sharing systems<br />DO YOUR HOMEWORK<br />
  20. 20. Gaming<br />Adults must be involved<br />Free/pay<br />Rated/not<br />Subscriptions<br />Chat rooms<br />Email address<br />Multiplayer games<br />Gamer tags<br />Addictive<br />Interface with strangers<br />Age appropriate<br />Set price and time limits<br />Know WHO your child is playing with<br />
  21. 21. Strategies for a responsible and safer Online experience<br />Visit only age-appropriate sites<br />Check out site with your child<br />Search safely<br />Safe search settings … safe browsers<br />Avoid strangers<br />Be a good cyber citizen<br />Real life behavior vs. on-line behavior<br />
  22. 22. Strategies for a responsible and safer Online experience<br />Online cheating<br />Keep the computer in a central place<br />Establish expectations and limits<br />Time<br />What they do when online<br />Family Media Agreement<br />View your own habits YOU are the role models<br />
  23. 23. Strategies for a responsible and safer Online experience<br />Be involved and have FUN with them!<br />Stay well informed<br />Show interest in the sites they visit<br />Play GAMES with them<br />
  24. 24. “CSC”Communicate – Safety Rules -- Cyberbullies<br />Once you have an understanding<br />Establish rules<br />Bookmark sites<br />Communicate about dangers / situations<br />Talk<br />Talk<br />Talk<br />
  25. 25. Digital FootprintsMovie<br />
  26. 26. Digital Footprints<br />Online portfolios of who we are, what we do, and by association, what we know<br />(2007) Survey – 80% of young people on line are networking and 70% discussing education related topics<br />How to help kids create, navigate, grow in an effective, ethical and safe way<br />
  27. 27. Digital Footprints<br />We prepare the young people to be educated, owners of online spaces.<br />Diverse network that expresses different points of view<br />Make decisions about people who they interact while remaining safe<br />WE ARE ROLE MODELS<br />

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