Notice that CIPA is about school and library policies—but think about how you can apply these to the way you protect your own minor in your home…how you can adapt these to your own family’s approach to social media and Internet usehttp://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2012/12/ftc-strengthens-kids-privacy-gives-parents-greater-control-over
This is why when your teen was younger and signed up for the Disney game site, PBS Kids site, or other children’s website, you got an e-mail that verified that you knew what your child had signed up for and what information they gave to sign up.Recommend http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0031-protecting-your-childs-privacy-onlinehttp://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2012/12/ftc-strengthens-kids-privacy-gives-parents-greater-control-over
…educational information by searching a particular hashtag or author, for example
This screenshot doesn’t represent the worst or (obviously) the best of Facebook, but it does show you one of the biggest problems surrounding Facebook privacy settings…http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/how-to-report/
Talk to your teen about what they plan to share on InstagramHelp your teen set their posts to private so that anyone who wants to see their posts must send a follower requestShow your teen how to block users who they do not want to view their photos or videosShow your teen the built-in reporting features they can use to report inappropriate content
A Parent’s Guide
Prepared by Fran Kompar, Coordinator, Media Services in collaboration with Laura Jean Waters, , GHS Media
What is Digital Citizenship
Take the Quiz
Write questions/comments on Padlet for Q&A at end of
Changing Landscape: What are Teens Doing Online?
Laws that affect use of the Internet for Students
Focus on COPPA and CIPA.
The Digital Footprint Definition and Strategies
Your Role in Keeping your Teen Safe
Teaching Digital Citizenship – School and Home Resources
Living in a Digital Society
Guiding questions for parents, teachers and
What is the acceptable and appropriate use
of the Internet in schools?
What are the expectations? At school? At
What boundaries are already in place and
what additional instruction will take place to
ensure students create a positive online
community in a digital environment at school
What is Digital Citizenship?
defined as the
9 Elements of Digital Citizenship (Ribble 2011)
Has yourTeen Ever Known aWorld Without the Internet?
1993 - World Wide Web – Mosaic
1995 – World Wide Web reaches Classrooms
1995 – Wikis introduced
1998 – Google launches
2005 – Podcasting word of the year
2005 – YouTube website is founded
2006 – Facebook opened
2006 – Twitter launched
2010 – Apple launches iPad
Padlet Visual Timeline:
Source: Los Angeles Times
2010 Study from Kaiser Foundation.
Stats on use of online sites by Teens (Information from Net Smartz Website):
93% of teens (12-17) go online.
75% of teens (12-17) have cell phones.
On average, texting teens (12-17) send and receive 1500 text messages a month.
97% of teens (12-17) play computer, web, portable, or console games. 27% of
teens (12-17) play games with people they don’t know online.
1 in 25 youths received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried
to make offline contact.
73% of teens (12-17) have profiles on social networking sites
Know the Laws
CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act)
Enacted in Congress in 2000. Updated in 2011.
Requires filtering of obscene/inappropriate content,
acceptable use policy, and curriculum for teaching
COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)
Applies to children 13 and under.
Protection of personal information, requirement of
“Family Center”, etc.
CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) requires school and
libraries receiving E-rate funding for Internet access to adopt
an internet safety policy that addresses:
Safety and Security of minors using e-mail and other
forms of direct electronic communication
Unauthorized access or unlawful activity by minors online
Unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of the
personal information of minors
Measures to restrict minors’ access to material harmful to
Education for minors about appropriate online behavior
Websites that collect information from children under
the age of thirteen are required to comply with the
Federal Trade Commission Children’s Online Privacy
COPPA applies to websites and apps
that are directed to children under 13.
Most of the apps we’ll talk about are
intended for 13+ or 17+.
What has Changed?
Passing notes = Texting / Chatting
Buying CDs = Downloading music
Playing board games = Online gaming
Writing in a journal = Blogging
Talking on the Phone = Video Conference
Everything takes place before a
“15 minutes of fame”
You don’t know who will see your
Nothing ever truly disappears in the
digital world, and everything you post on
social media shapes people's impression
of you. The impression that you give on
social media and the Internet is often
called your Digital Footprint. What
impression are you giving? Are you happy
with your Digital Footprint? And, if you
aren't, what can you do to change it?
Explain that nothing is
Set up privacy settings
Keep passwords private
Protecting Personal Privacy
Strategies to Help you Monitor your
Teen’s Digital Footprint
Use privacy settings (and only use sites that have privacy settings). Check
out Lifehacker.com for a guide to setting up privacy settings.
Keep track of accounts.
Don’t overshare. Includes sharing names, addresses, and other important
Use a search engine like Google to search your teen’s name and
Use a site like Spokeo or PeekYou to review what information is publicly
available about your teen
Explore browser extensions that can limit capturing of personal
information including disconnect.me, do no track me (abinery.com) as
well as block cookies.
Use of Social Media
Social Media is now open at GHS
Great educational opportunity - social media has transformed the way we exchange
information in the 21st century
YouTube - wealth of educational videos... allows for embracing a teachable moments
Facebook and Twitter used by GHS headmaster and Student activities to highlight
points of pride
Students use of Facebook - created for classes to share information and discuss
Skype and Google Hangouts - video chat enabled to allow for interviews and
Pinterest to highlight key pages
Talk to yourTeen
Review the apps your teen uses on their smartphone and the computer and talk about what
information they gave to sign up for each account.
Talk about how what they posts is viewed by others and how it could affect them if it is seen by a
college admissions office, military recruiter, or hiring manager.
Talk with your teen about how everything they do online combines to create their Digital
Look at what your teen posts, blogs, and shares on the Internet (even the information they share
“privately” can easily become public).
Model and Share Positive Ways of Using Social Media:
Point out and share news stories and other information about positive and negative consequences
of online behavior.
Explore online resources with your teen to discover more about the social media tools and apps
they hear about and want to use.
Privacy Options & Settings
Twitter is a free "microblogging" and social networking site that
allows users to post 140-character messages called “tweets.”
Users can keep their tweets private and approve individual
followers. This is a potentially good way for teens to “get their
feet wet” in social media.
Twitter is increasingly being used as a promotional tool for
products and celebrities so limit your teen’s exposure to ads by
keeping their Twitter circle among real friends.
Users can choose to post their location along with each Tweet—
not a great idea for teens.
If your teen is ready for social media, Twitter can be used as an
education tool as well as a social networking tool.
Facebook is an online social network
on which users can share status
updates, pictures, and video.
Facebook updates its features
frequently, which can change privacy
settings—so if your teen is ready for
Facebook, regularly check their
If your teen is ready for Facebook,
check regularly to ensure they are
“Friends” with only people they know
in real life.
Privacy Options & Settings
Know your Lingo
BRB - Be right back
POS-parents over shoulder
A/S/L - ??
Instagram is a photo and video sharing social
If your teen is ready for Instagram, go through
the privacy settings together and talk about
what is (and is not) appropriate to share on
Search results for graphic terms can include
Instagram does have built in features to
report inappropriate content, but your teen
cannot “unsee” what they have seen.
Privacy Options & Settings
Risky Online Decisions
• “Friending” unknown people
• Posting personal information
• Embarrassing or harassing people
• Talking about sex
• Sending or posting provocative images
• Sharing passwords with friends
Social Media in a Nutshell
Many social media sites are beneficial, necessary part of
our society. Some are bad. The trick is to know the
Sites for your Teen to avoid:
Anonymous – ability to send out texts or images
Inexistent or weak privacy settings.
Tools that may be appropriate for the 17+ crowd.
Modeling, guiding, talking and teaching are the way to
ensure teens understand the power of social media.
Teaching Digital Citizenship
Standard 4: Students practice responsible, legal, safe and ethical uses of information resources and technology.
Enduring Understanding: There are rights and responsibilities associated with the use of information.
Teaching Digital Citizenship
Curriculum Strand: Digital Citizenship includes instruction on the following:
Responsible and Ethical Use.
K-8 - Responsible and ethical use taught through formally scheduled media
classes as well as in the context of projects through “teachable moments”.
9-12 - program less formal but still emphasized throughout the curriculum.
NOTE: As District moves forward with digital learning plan, further instruction
on digital citizenship is planned.
Teaching Digital Citizenship:
Responsible and ethical use - emphasis on plagiarism and
helping students to give credit where credit is due - especially in
9th and 10th grade (Turn-it-in, Noodletools for online note-
taking and citations)
Online Safety - focused on in the wellness curriculum that is
taught over 4 years as well as other projects used as teachable
Media awareness - becomes more of a focus in 11th and 12th
grade - encouraging students to get a deeper understanding of
where information comes from and the purpose behind
individuals or agencies providing information. Students in 9-10th
grade also provided with lessons on evaluating online resources
using district-wide criteria.
Tips toTake WithYou
Learn about social media platforms with your teen
Investigate the social media your teen is using
Check and use privacy settings
Advise your teen about what content is appropriate
Delete and block inappropriate content
GPS Virtual Library Resources – For quality research
texts and digital tools.
Mentioned in this presentation:
Spokeo or PeekYou (Get picture of your teen’s digital
Lifehacker.com (Guide on Privacy Settings)
Disconnect.me and Abinery.com (limiting personal info)