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MySpace for Moms and Dads Brought to you by Fresno County Public Library written by Lisa Lindsay, MLIS
Class Goals <ul><li>We will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What a MySpace profile looks like. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why...
Anatomy of a  MySpace  Profile <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Bio </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Videos and pic...
What is the draw?  <ul><li>Watch  video  created by Sunnyside Teen Council.  </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace is a way to show wh...
Why do parents need to educate themselves on Social Networking <ul><li>Teens need guidance making their way in the world a...
What Should a Parent Worry About? <ul><li>Advertisements are  everywhere  in very subtle forms.  </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbu...
Advice for Parents <ul><li>Read a few books on the subject.  There are lots of good reads listed on the handout.  </li></u...
Creative Commons License  <ul><li>Class content created June 2007 by Lisa Lindsay, MLIS of Fresno County Public Library.  ...
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MySpace For Moms And Dads

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help parents understand MySpace so they are less scared about what their teen is doing online, and so they now how to offer meaningful guidance.

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MySpace For Moms And Dads

  1. 1. MySpace for Moms and Dads Brought to you by Fresno County Public Library written by Lisa Lindsay, MLIS
  2. 2. Class Goals <ul><li>We will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What a MySpace profile looks like. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why MySpace is so popular. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What parents should worry about. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Anatomy of a MySpace Profile <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Bio </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Videos and pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is the draw? <ul><li>Watch video created by Sunnyside Teen Council. </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace is a way to show who you are and what you care about. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to have a place where you feel like you belong (not always the case at school or at home). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why do parents need to educate themselves on Social Networking <ul><li>Teens need guidance making their way in the world and online activities is a major part of their world. </li></ul><ul><li>The social pressures faced online are just as real as the pressures parents faced as a teenager. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Should a Parent Worry About? <ul><li>Advertisements are everywhere in very subtle forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying – what happens online is likely happening face-to-face as well. </li></ul><ul><li>The experience is VERY gendered. Girls often create a lot of hype around their sexuality to get male attention. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advice for Parents <ul><li>Read a few books on the subject. There are lots of good reads listed on the handout. </li></ul><ul><li>Tips from the bookmark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be reasonable with your expectations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be open with your teen. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk with your teen about how they use the services online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider moving the family computer to a central area of your home. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have your child share their blogs and profiles with you. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Creative Commons License <ul><li>Class content created June 2007 by Lisa Lindsay, MLIS of Fresno County Public Library. </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint template created by Kate Holes for the Hibbing Public Library (MN). </li></ul><ul><li>This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike Licensed. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ </li></ul>

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