Social Media: What Every Parent Should Know

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Created to share with churches as a helpful tool to bring awareness to the usage of Social Media by teens and kids. I am for responsible parenting that allows for social media usage.

The contents of this presentation includes data from a variety of sources (listed on the previous page) and from the personal work and research of Anthony Coppedge. The presentation itself is the work of Anthony Coppedge. Use of this presentation is authorized by Anthony Coppedge for the purpose of churches training parents on the real issues and threats associated with social media use by minors. However, please provide credit back to the author in the presentation and link to the author’s website: www.anthonycoppedge.com as well as the sources listed in this presentation.

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Social Media: What Every Parent Should Know

  1. 1. Social Media WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW anthonycoppedge.com Copyright © 2012 - Anthony CoppedgeTuesday, December 4, 12 1
  2. 2. THE STATISTICS anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 2
  3. 3. 75% of 12 to 17 TEENS ARE MOBILE YEAR OLDS HAVE A CELL PHONE anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 3
  4. 4. MOBILE APP DOWNLOADS INCREASED FROM 300 MILLION (2009) TO 85 BILLION (2012) anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 4
  5. 5. TEXTING IS NOW THE # 2 USE OF CELLPHONES (#1 is checking the time) anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 5
  6. 6. 200,000,000,000,000 (TWO HUNDRED TRILLION) TEXT MESSAGES ARE RECEIVED IN AMERICA EVERY SINGLE DAY anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 6
  7. 7. WHICH IS MORE THAN AN ENTIRE YEAR OF POSTAL MAIL RECEIVED IN AMERICA anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 7
  8. 8. 3,339 AVERAGE NUMBER OF TEXTS SENT BY AN AMERICAN TEEN EACH MONTH (a 566% increase in two years) anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 8
  9. 9. USE THEIR PHONES TO anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 9
  10. 10. 64% OF TEENS TEXT WHILE IN CLASS anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 10
  11. 11. TEENS 631 VOICE MINUTES 18 AND UNDER PER MONTH vs. ADULTS 398 VOICE MINUTES 65 AND ABOVE PER MONTH anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 11
  12. 12. ONLY 36% OF PARENTS LOOK AT THE CONTENT ON THEIR TEENS’ PHONE anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 12
  13. 13. 65% OF TEENS SEND TEXT MESSAGES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (not just late at night) anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 13
  14. 14. 91% OF TEENS HAVE HAD NUDE/SEMI-NUDE PICTURES SENT TO THEIR PHONES anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 14
  15. 15. HELP FOR PARENTS anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 15
  16. 16. Parental Responsibilities Don’t assume the worst about your child, but protect them from ignorance and foolishness. Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. (Proverbs 19:18) Pleasant words promote instruction. (Proverbs 16:21) anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 16
  17. 17. Parental Responsibilities Limit how much time they spend online and on mobile devices. For mobile phones, check the bill for a complete log of all texts and phone calls (including to whom, how often and at what time). Follow/friend/subscribe to your kids’ online personas and follow passively to allow them self-expression. Check who they follow/friend and let the child know you have final approval for this group of influencers. Have a zero-tolerance policy. Taking phone and Internet privileges away is a big deal to teens. anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 17
  18. 18. Parental Responsibilities Make a rule for family members not to delete any history or logs because they are to be spot-checked randomly. You can password protect this on both Macs and PC’s. Use your calendar reminders to regularly check-in on your kids accounts, review their history/logs and the amount of mobile time used. Have each person come up with a unique, hard-to-break password. Keep a master record of all passwords and go check on their activity regularly. anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 18
  19. 19. Safety Safety Software www.k9webprotection.com www.echometrix.com www.socialshield.com www.cyberpatrol.com www.netnanny.com www.safeeyes.com anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 19
  20. 20. Safety Browser Settings Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer all provide built-in security controls. It is easy for parents to control the online experience and limits for each computer. anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 20
  21. 21. Mac Safety Built-in safety controls and parental options are included with the Mac operating system. anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 21
  22. 22. PC Safety Microsoft Windows also provides built-in security controls. anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 22
  23. 23. Safety Passwords Both PC and Macs offer password protection for parents under the security settings. Passwords are hugely important and must be kept safe. Identity theft can happen to kids, too! anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 23
  24. 24. Mobile Phone & Device Safety Parental controls for cell phones fall into three distinct categories: Content filters These allow parents to set filters for what multimedia content their children can download to their phones. While content filters are more important for smartphones with full web access and video download capability, most cell phones now have some kind of browser. However, parents should be aware that content filters are not foolproof and inappropriate content can also be received via text, IM or e-mail. anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 24
  25. 25. Mobile Phone & Device Safety Usage controls Usage controls put the parent in charge of a child’s cell phone usage, regulating the number of calls and text messages. They can also block certain numbers or restrict outgoing calls to a pre- approved list, and even disable the phone during certain times of day, like during school hours or after a certain time at night. anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 25
  26. 26. Mobile Phone & Device Safety Location and monitoring controls These can be used to monitor a child’s whereabouts through built-in GPS systems. Some systems can even send alerts when a child’s cell phone moves out of a pre-agreed zone or range. anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 26
  27. 27. Mobile Phone & Device Safety Parental Control Apps www.phonesheriff.com www.mymobilewatchdog.com www.mobistealth.com www.netnanny.com anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 27
  28. 28. Minors On Facebook Facebook’s privacy settings work differently for minors than for adults. Minors may receive messages from people who are “friends of friends” on Facebook, which may include adults they don’t know. For photo sharing and status updates, minors can share with a maximum of “friends of friends”, not public (to all). anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 28
  29. 29. Social Media WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW anthonycoppedge.com Copyright © 2012 - Anthony CoppedgeTuesday, December 4, 12 29
  30. 30. Research Links • http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/text-education/facts.jsp • http://microsoft.com/security • http://blog.lab42.com/parental-discretion-advised • http://blog.lab42.com/generation-text-teens-and-their-texting-habits • http://www.safely.com/ • http://www.pewinternet.org/Infographics/2011/Teens-Kindness-and-Cruelty-on-Social-Network-Sites.aspx • http://www.pewinternet.org/Infographics/2011/Generations-and-cell-phones.aspx • http://ctia.org/advocacy/research/ • http://www.kenburbary.com/2011/03/facebook-demographics-revisited-2011-statistics-2/ • http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3850/3075 • http://www.sodahead.com/ anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 30
  31. 31. Terms of Use and Copyright The contents of this presentation includes data from a variety of sources (listed on the previous page) and from the personal work and research of Anthony Coppedge. The presentation itself is the work of Anthony Coppedge. Use of this presentation is authorized by Anthony Coppedge for the purpose of churches training parents on the real issues and threats associated with social media use by minors. However, please provide credit back to the author in the presentation and link to the author’s website: www.anthonycoppedge.com as well as the sources listed in this presentation. anthonycoppedge.comTuesday, December 4, 12 31

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