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Social Media for Families


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How can families navigate social media when the kids are digital natives and the adults don’t even know what a tweet is? During a special presentation, find out where young people are going on the social web, how to keep kids safe online, and how to teach them to be responsible online citizens.

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Social Media for Families

  1. 1. Social Media for Families Presented by: Susan Chavez
  2. 2. Teens & technology 80% own a computer 95% are online 78% have a cell phone 37% have a smart phone 23% own a tablet 58% of all teens have downloaded apps to their cell phone or tablet computer
  3. 3. Where are they? Social Media: 81% Facebook: 94% Twitter: 24% Instagram: 11% Tumblr: 5% Snapchat: 32% Vine: 25%
  4. 4. Where are they? Anonymity Whisper Secret Omegle
  5. 5. Where are they? Messaging Kik WhatsApp Viber
  6. 6. What are teens sharing? 91% post a photo of themselves 71% post their school name 71% post the city/town they live in 53% post their email address 20% post their cell phone number
  7. 7. What are teens sharing? 92% post their real name to the profile they use most often 84% post their interests (i.e. movies & music they like) 82% post their birth date 62% post their relationship status 24% post videos of themselves
  8. 8. What about privacy? 51% avoided certain apps due to privacy concerns 26% uninstalled an app because it was collecting personal information they didn’t wish to share 46% have turned off location tracking on their cell phone or app because they were worried about the privacy of their information. Girls are more likely than boys to say they have disabled location tracking features (59% vs. 37%)
  9. 9. Help! 42% have talked to friends or peers 41% have talked to a parent 37% have asked a sibling or cousin
  10. 10. What companies require Minimum age of 13 to register Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  11. 11. What the law says Web sites & social networks not responsible Sexting ≠ crime in NJ Judiciary discretion See N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:4A-71.1.
  12. 12. What can we do Talk - not lecture Learn about apps & their ratings Be firm & consistent Set up accounts together Follow Check in
  13. 13. Talking points Future orienting Remember age / development stage Next week > 10 years from now
  14. 14. Talking points Nothing EVER disappears Server data transfer Screen grabs take less than 1 sec. Data collection = $
  15. 15. Talking points Six degrees of separation doesn’t exist Your friends’ settings may betray your privacy Third party apps may have different TOS
  16. 16. What else can we do? Apple Users: Family Sharing (iOS 8) Windows: My Family Amazon: Family library (Fire OS 4) Android: None
  17. 17. Learn more Common Sense Media: Fred Rogers Center: Family Online Safety Institute: Be Web Smart:
  18. 18. Thank You!