Parents and Social Media

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A guide to helping parents navigate the digital playground. Prepared for a parent talk hosted by Park Maitland School.

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Parents and Social Media

  1. 1. Bess Auer Navigating the Social Media Playground Bess Auer
  2. 2. Educator. Full time blogger and social media consultant. Host of one of the largest blogging and social media conferences in the southeast. Owner of FloridaSwimNetwork.com. Wife and mom. Bess Auer
  3. 3. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer
  4. 4. Is this your back seat? BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer
  5. 5. Social Media Stats Source: Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online 80% of those online teens are users of social media 77% of adolescents have a mobile device 22% say they access a social media account over 10 times per day BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer
  6. 6. Social Media Stats Source: Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project 7.5 million users on Facebook are under age 13 50% of teens say they have lied about their age in order to access a site 80% of those Facebook users are under age 10 COPPA Child’s Online Privacy Protection Act BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer
  7. 7. endless number of social media sites: A tiny glimpse at the BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer
  8. 8. What’s a parent to do? BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer
  9. 9. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer RELAX
  10. 10. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Breath Deep
  11. 11. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Socrates on Technology Weaken the mind Cause humans to rely upon it rather than rely on themselves Ruin society as he knew it
  12. 12. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer You want to have pencils in the classroom?!
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  15. 15. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer #PencilChat
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  23. 23. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Private
  24. 24. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Friends
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  33. 33. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Read articles Connect with Experts Find information Tweet celebrities
  34. 34. Search Engine!
  35. 35. My favorite!
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  38. 38. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Social Impact Mixed results from research studying social media and self-esteem Positive uses and influences Negative uses and influences
  39. 39. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Positive Uses Stay in touch with current/old friends Reach out and make new friends Reinforcement of achieving goals and “brag” items Learning important social skills Increased social engagement and connectedness
  40. 40. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Negative Uses Bullying or just plain mean behavior Inappropriate photos/videos posted Cliques or feeling left out Dishonest use - anonymous/imposters Time suck
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  42. 42. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Academic Impact Results have shown technology aids in learning Schools are using social media in and out of the classroom Access to more information than at any time period in history
  43. 43. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Positive Uses Discuss homework/group study Post reminders Learning important skills Building a resume for college and then career
  44. 44. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Negative Uses Multi-tasking to the detriment Cheating Posting something a school will view negatively: Offensive language Sexually-explicit content Violent or bullying behavior Drugs or alcohol references
  45. 45. In 2012 one-third of colleges say they denied an applicant due to social media postings 57% of colleges now pay companies to monitor their student-athlete postings Looking to College Google searches catalog 9 years of online history
  46. 46. Digital Footprint
  47. 47. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer You’re a member I’m a member #1
  48. 48. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer I’m a member#1 Be a silent observer Ask before tagging photos Check your child and his or her friends Expect the limit to be pushed
  49. 49. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer I’m a member#1 OMG! What is my son thinking?
  50. 50. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Take This Down Put This Up #2
  51. 51. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer #2Take This Down
  52. 52. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer #2Put this Up
  53. 53. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Multitaksing Singletasking #3
  54. 54. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Singletasking#3 Homework in a common area Put the cell phone away Set a timer Self-Control app Kid’s Time app
  55. 55. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Fun Builders Future Builders #4
  56. 56. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Fun Builders#4
  57. 57. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Future Builders#4
  58. 58. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Future Builders#4
  59. 59. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Future Builders#4 Digital Footprint!
  60. 60. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Your behavior My behavior #5
  61. 61. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer My behavior#5 Be aware your child will see your posting Set the best example Look for the teachable opportunities Ask your child’s advice
  62. 62. BessAuer.com @Bess_Auer Resources CommonSenseMedia.org Bess@BessAuer.com KidsHealth.org Google.com YouTube.com

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