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Do U Txt Msg

  1. 1. Do U Txt Msg? IM? Chat? Your Kids Do! Just What Are Kids Doing Online?
  2. 2. Why Online? <ul><li>Teens use online communication for: </li></ul><ul><li>Socializing </li></ul><ul><li>Event planning </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinating online and offline meeting times </li></ul><ul><li>Gossiping </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping in touch with friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Creating and fostering online friendships and relationships </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a profile? <ul><li>Profiles- online description of the user. They are searchable and can be viewed by anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Often include information such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite music, sports, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Discussion Boards <ul><li>Also known as message boards and forums </li></ul><ul><li>A user starts a thread or topic and others can post comments about the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Comments are listed by date, with the most recent in a thread at the bottom </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chat rooms <ul><li>A website, part of a website, or part of an online service that provides a venue for communities of users with a common interest to communicate in real time. (synchronous) </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Stats (From PEW Internet & American Life Project) <ul><li>58% of online teens have more than one email address or screen name. </li></ul><ul><li>24% of teens who have used IMs and email or been to chat rooms have pretended to be a different person when they were communicating online. </li></ul><ul><li>33% of these teens report having someone give them fake information via email or IM. </li></ul><ul><li>15% of online teens have lied about their age to access a web site. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Instant Messaging- IM <ul><li>The ability to exchange text messages with other Internet users in real time. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular IM Software: </li></ul><ul><li>AOL </li></ul><ul><li>MSN </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Stats (From PEW Internet & American Life Project) <ul><li>74% online teens use instant messaging. </li></ul><ul><li>69% of teen instant messagers use IM at least several times a week. </li></ul><ul><li>37% have used IM to write something that they would not have said in person. </li></ul><ul><li>17% of instant messagers have used IMs to ask someone out. 13% to break up. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blogging <ul><li>To author an online diary or chronology of thought </li></ul><ul><li>The Blog is an online publishing tool that enables people to easily publish their loves, passions, dislikes, peeves, discoveries, and insights. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can be personal, political, topical… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Student Blogs <ul><li>Myspace - http://www.myspace.com a social networking site that supports blogging, instant messaging, email, picture/video posting, and more with currently 94+ million users. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Blogging Sites <ul><li>Generic Blog site: www.blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Blog site: http://classblogmeister.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Blog – David Wartick “Exactly 2 ¢ Worth” </li></ul><ul><li>http://davidwartick.com/blog/ </li></ul><ul><li>Kathy Schrock’s Kaffeeklatsh – http://kathyschrock.net/blog/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cyber Bullying Statistics <ul><li>12 percent of kids have been bullied while online. One in four has had it happen more than once. </li></ul><ul><li>35 percent of kids have been threatened online. Nearly one in five has had it happen more than once. </li></ul><ul><li>21 percent of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails or other messages. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Cyber Bullying (Continued) <ul><li>58 percent of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. </li></ul><ul><li>53 percent of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than one in three has done it more than once. </li></ul><ul><li>58 percent of kids have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Our Students Need to Know (Tips) <ul><li>Tell a trusted adult about the bullying and keep telling until you find an adult who takes action. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t open or read messages from cyber bullies. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell a teacher or administrator at your school if it is school related. Such as a threat made towards the school or teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t erase the messages—they may be needed to take action. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tips for Students (Continued) <ul><li>Protect yourself. NEVER agree to meet face to face with anyone you meet online. </li></ul><ul><li>If contacted through chat or instant messaging, the bully can often be blocked. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are threatened with harm, inform the local police. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Kentucky POS <ul><li>In the spring of 2006, KDE released an updated version of the Program of Studies. </li></ul><ul><li>The POS now includes a technology component that is required by law for all grade levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Within the Technology POS, there is a safety component. </li></ul>

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