Digital Students, Digital Parents


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A presentation to parents about some basic aspects of cybersafety, cyberbullying and social networks. The aim is to empower parents to talk with their children about their activities online, whether it is social or school-related.

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  • Growing up, I had some rules that my parents imposed:1. Be home before dark, or as we sometimes said, be home before the street lights turn on.
  • 2. No telephone calls after 9:00 p.m.
  • 3. Strict Bedtime, especially in ES and MSWhat rules did you, the parents, have when growing up?
  • IN small groups, list your concerns about your child and his/her use of technology (computers, iPods, cell phones, game consoles, etc)Most of these can be grouped into social issues, health issues, lack of understanding
  • Are you aware of how your children use technology? How do you monitor that use?Instant messengerText messagingSocial networks - MySpace, Facebook, etcDiscussion boardsBlogsVideos
  • Symbiotic relationships between schools and parents
  • Ground rules include “internet contracts”
  • Flaming – online fights, usually through e-mails, instant messaging (IM), or chatrooms whereangry, rude, or offensive messages are exchanged.Denigration – posting mean comments online through e-mails, IM, chatrooms, “bashboards,”social networking sites, or websites set up specifically to make fun of someone.Exclusion – intentionally leaving someone out of an online group or community, such as IM buddy lists or friends lists on social networking pages.Outing –sharing secrets about someone online, including private information, pictures, andvideosTrickery – tricking someone into revealing personal information and then sharing it with othersonline.Impersonation – pretending to be someone else when sending or posting mean or falsemessages online that makes someone look bad, gets someone into trouble,or puts someone in danger.Harassment – repeatedly sending malicious messages to someone online.Cyberstalking – continuous harassment and denigration, including threats of physical harm.
  • • Text or digital imaging messages sent on cell phone• E-mails • Instant messaging • Web pages • Web logs (blogs) • Chat rooms or discussion groups • Other information communication technologies
  • Has lost interest in school work or suddenly begins to do poorly in schoolAppears sad, moody, teary, or depressed when he or she comes homeComplains frequently of headaches, stomachaches, or other physical ailmentsHas trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreamsExperiences a loss of appetiteAppears anxious and suffers from low self-esteem
  • Significant change in amount of time on computer.Excessive text messaging or phone calls.Sudden change in peer group (interaction)
  • What are the 3 most important things that you are going to share with your partner?What is the 1 thing discuss with your child?
  • Digital Students, Digital Parents

    1. 1. Digital StudentsDigital Parents<br />Clint Hamada<br />
    2. 2. Our Goals Today<br />
    3. 3. Goal<br />Discuss:<br />how our children use technology<br />how we monitor that use<br />what are our concerns<br />
    4. 4. Goal<br />Learn some basic strategies to help empower parents when discussing concerns related to technology with their children<br />
    5. 5. Goal<br />Walk away with some resources that can be used in the future.<br />
    6. 6. Introduction<br />
    7. 7. Rules<br />
    8. 8. Rules<br />
    9. 9. Rules<br />
    10. 10. Activity<br />
    11. 11. Discussion<br />What are your concerns?<br />
    12. 12. Discussion<br />How do you monitor tech use?<br />
    13. 13. Sharing Responsibility<br />
    14. 14. This Just In…<br />
    15. 15. Young people on the other hand see technologies (and especially the internet) as a vital part of their social life and the building of their identity. Mobile phones seem to be the key to young people’s social lives (ACMA, 2007)… (T)he most significant milestones towards adulthood are now acquiring a mobile phone and joining online social networking sites.<br />Young People and Technology<br />Prof. Helen McGrath<br />2009<br />
    16. 16. Cyber Safety<br /><br />
    17. 17. Concerns<br />Privacy<br />Inappropriate Use<br />
    18. 18. What Can You Do?<br />Parents<br />Computer in Public Areas<br />Check Browser History<br />Passwords<br />Develop ground rules<br />Students<br />“Do no harm”<br />Never give private information<br />Follow the family internet ground rules<br />
    19. 19. Cyber Bullying<br /><br />
    20. 20. Types of CyberBullying<br />Flaming<br />Denigration<br />Exclusion<br />Outing<br />Trickery<br />Impersonation<br />Harassment<br />Cyberstalking<br />
    21. 21. Methods<br />SMS<br />Email<br />Instant Messaging<br />Web pages<br />Blogs<br />Chat rooms<br />Discussion Boards<br />
    22. 22. Signs of Bullying<br /><ul><li>Has lost interest in school work or suddenly begins to do poorly in school
    23. 23. Appears sad, moody, teary, or depressed when he or she comes home
    24. 24. Complains frequently of headaches, stomachaches, or other physical ailments
    25. 25. Has trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreams
    26. 26. Experiences a loss of appetite
    27. 27. Appears anxious and suffers from low self-esteem</li></li></ul><li>Signs of CyberBullying<br /><ul><li>Significant change in amount of time on computer.
    28. 28. Excessive text messaging or phone calls.
    29. 29. Sudden change in peer group (interaction)</li></li></ul><li>What Can You Do?<br /><ul><li>Do not respond in a way that will further the situation
    30. 30. Limit the audience
    31. 31. Tell them to stop and it is not appreciated
    32. 32. Block them, where possible
    33. 33. Keep the evidence
    34. 34. Report it to parents of perpetrator
    35. 35. Inform the school</li></li></ul><li>Social Networks<br />
    36. 36. Social Networks<br />
    37. 37. Social Networks<br />
    38. 38. Social Networks<br />
    39. 39. Social Networks<br />
    40. 40. What Can You Do?<br />Parents<br /><ul><li>Set boundaries.
    41. 41. Be interested! Ask questions, just like you do with their F2F friends.
    42. 42. Ask to be shown their profile page … tomorrow.
    43. 43. Join and ask to be their ‘friend’.
    44. 44. Most kids really do use social networks just to communicate with their friends. </li></li></ul><li>Reflection<br />
    45. 45. Resources<br />Cyberbullying<br /> - Cyberbully Research Center<br /><br /><br /> <br />Sample Online Contracts<br /><br /><br /> <br />Cyber Safety<br /><br /><br />
    46. 46. Sources<br />Slide 7 :<br />Slide 8 :<br />Slide 9 :<br />Slide 11:<br />Slide 12:<br />Slide 13:<br />Slide 14:<br />Slide 15:<br />Slide 17:<br />Slide 18:<br />Slide 19:<br />Slide 23:<br />Slide 24:<br />Slide 25:<br />Slide 26:<br />Slide 28:; <br /><br />