Information for ParentsCWA Middle SchoolJanuary 20, 2010               Parenting Kids in              the Digital World
Welcome                                                 Our                                                               ...
What are kids doing  in the digital world?• We asked our MS students     If you use the Internet, which of these     thing...
At least once a week                                                                                          Our         ...
Have you done any of these things when using the Internet or your cell phone?                                             ...
What are kids doingin the digital world?• Interests and trends vary and change  frequently• Everything (and we mean everyt...
Hours spent with media• “The average young American now  spends practically every waking minute  — except for the time in ...
On a typical SCHOOL DAY                   (Monday-Friday)     Hours watching TV, movies, DVDs        Hours listening to mu...
On a typical SCHOOL DAY                  (Monday-Friday)    Hours playing video games     Hours using a cell phone for tal...
On a typical SCHOOL DAY                    (Monday-Friday)     Hours using the Internet for entertainment   Hours using th...
On a typical SCHOOL DAY     (Monday-Friday)Hours reading magazines or books for entertainment (not for schoolwork)        ...
What do we do?• Strategies: • Keep communication lines open • Have conversations about choices   and consequences • Take a...
What do we do?• Suggestions: • setting specific times for use of media   (cell phones, Internet access) • Internet access o...
Privacy and Parenting• Where do you draw the line?• Kids and long-term consequences...  their brains just don’t get it.
Social Networking• Privacy settings in the media• How do the Facebook changes affect  you and/or your kids?
Do you (does your child) use privacy settings   on your social networking account(s)?     21%    I Don’t                31...
How often do you look at your child’s social networking profile page(s)?                         Very frequently           ...
If your parents looked at your socialnetworking profile(s) right now, what do youthink they’d think of the stuff you’ve pos...
How do you and your parents      talk about media?   We asked the kids a series of, “Have your parents talked with you abo...
Privacy and Parenting• Strategies: • Keep communication lines open • Educate on the reality of privacy and   the internet ...
Privacy and Parenting• Strategies: • Use the news, analyze ads, review   web content, find teachable moments • Technologica...
Hot Topics
Cyberbullying• How do we define it?• Our MS students were asked     Have you made fun of, harassed, or     messed with some...
Cyberbullying• In our parent survey... • 60% of parents were “concerned or   somewhat concerned” about their children   be...
Strategies• Talk about it from both perspectives  (victim and perpetrator)• Encourage kids to talk to you or  another adul...
Sexting                     14-24 year olds• Pew Research Center Study:     12-17 year olds • 4% of cell-owning teens 12 -...
Myths and Facts about Online Solicitation• 50,000 online predators...a bogus  “Goldilocks number,” made up by Chris  Hanse...
Resources• Links to articles cited and statistics  referenced are available through the  MS Enrolled Families portion of t...
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pdf of Keynote presentation from 2009-10. We surveyed a large portion of our student body this year to compare data to the Kaiser Family Foundation media consumption study.

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Parenting digital world 2009-10

  1. 1. Information for ParentsCWA Middle SchoolJanuary 20, 2010 Parenting Kids in the Digital World
  2. 2. Welcome Our CWA• What would you like to discuss Understanding what new media and Survey today? technology kids are using and creating 74% Balancing my childs privacy with my desire to Agenda oversee what they do with media and technology 56% Knowing what other parents do when it comes to• What kids are doing in the media and their families, and how to talk to my 44% child about other families rules digital world Understanding how media use and creation impacts kids development 42%• Parenting and privacy Navigating media rules and expectations when it comes to play dates at other kids 40%• Hot Topics houses Setting rules and expectations for my familys • Cyberbullying media use 34% Research around kids digital lives 30% • Sexting Finding age-appropriate media for my family 22% • Myths and Facts about Creating media as a family 20% online solicitation Talking with my family about online behavior 16%
  3. 3. What are kids doing in the digital world?• We asked our MS students If you use the Internet, which of these things do you do online at least once a week?
  4. 4. At least once a week Our Play online games 95 CWA Visit social network site 96 Survey Explore virtual worlds 17 Post videos, pictures or messages 36 Send IM 70 Video chat 38 Check/write email 137Watch, listen to, or download videos and music 150 Search for info about personal interests 73 Seek info or do research for homework 132 Other 17 0 37.5 75.0 112.5 150.0 174 MS Students Surveyed
  5. 5. Have you done any of these things when using the Internet or your cell phone? Our • 62% Bought music or ringtones from a site like iTunes CWA Survey • 40% Made a new friend • 38% Posted pictures or videos of myself/others • Concerns • 26% Chatted, IM’ed, emailed, or communicated with people I don’t know • 13% Looked at stuff my parents wouldn’t want me to • 12% Made fun of, harassed, or messed with someone • 7% Shared or gave away my passwords
  6. 6. What are kids doingin the digital world?• Interests and trends vary and change frequently• Everything (and we mean everything) asks you to set up a profile, account or “my” area.• Texting issues
  7. 7. Hours spent with media• “The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.” (ages 8-18)• our stats
  8. 8. On a typical SCHOOL DAY (Monday-Friday) Hours watching TV, movies, DVDs Hours listening to music on a mobile device 0 53 0 37 1 75 1 71 2 26 2 28 3 12 3 114+ 7 4+ 25 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 40 60 80 174 MS Students Surveyed
  9. 9. On a typical SCHOOL DAY (Monday-Friday) Hours playing video games Hours using a cell phone for talking or texting0 88 0 571 48 1 502 19 2 263 10 3 174+ 6 4+ 23 0 22.5 45.0 67.5 90.0 0 15 30 45 60 174 MS Students Surveyed
  10. 10. On a typical SCHOOL DAY (Monday-Friday) Hours using the Internet for entertainment Hours using the Internet for homework/school 0 34 0 13 1 67 1 87 2 38 2 39 3 15 3 164+ 19 4+ 14 0 17.5 35.0 52.5 70.0 0 22.5 45.0 67.5 90.0 174 MS Students Surveyed
  11. 11. On a typical SCHOOL DAY (Monday-Friday)Hours reading magazines or books for entertainment (not for schoolwork) 0 50 1 68 2 27 3 17 4+ 9 0 17.5 35.0 52.5 70.0 174 MS Students Surveyed
  12. 12. What do we do?• Strategies: • Keep communication lines open • Have conversations about choices and consequences • Take a “Tech Break” • Studies show, children of parents who set guidelines and limits use media less frequently
  13. 13. What do we do?• Suggestions: • setting specific times for use of media (cell phones, Internet access) • Internet access only in shared family spaces • Cell phones charged in central space at night • Have conversations about texting “manners”
  14. 14. Privacy and Parenting• Where do you draw the line?• Kids and long-term consequences... their brains just don’t get it.
  15. 15. Social Networking• Privacy settings in the media• How do the Facebook changes affect you and/or your kids?
  16. 16. Do you (does your child) use privacy settings on your social networking account(s)? 21% I Don’t 31% Know I Don’t Know 7% No 4% 65% 72% No Yes Yes Student Response Parent Response
  17. 17. How often do you look at your child’s social networking profile page(s)? Very frequently Only occasionally Just once when he or she first set it up Never 28% 38% 3% 31%
  18. 18. If your parents looked at your socialnetworking profile(s) right now, what do youthink they’d think of the stuff you’ve posted? 8% 1% Totally ok Mostly ok 20% Some ok, some not Mostly not ok 72%
  19. 19. How do you and your parents talk about media? We asked the kids a series of, “Have your parents talked with you about...?” questions. If they answered 3 or more questions, “No - we haven’t talked about that” here’s why... I’m older 28 They trust me 115They have taught me how to use media in a responsible way 68 They were tired of arguing with me about media 2 They can’t always keep track of what I’m doing 9 They don’t know how to use the technology 13 0 37.5 75.0 112.5
  20. 20. Privacy and Parenting• Strategies: • Keep communication lines open • Educate on the reality of privacy and the internet (hint: it’s not private!) • Join in the fun • Ask to see what they’re doing • Have conversations about choices and consequences
  21. 21. Privacy and Parenting• Strategies: • Use the news, analyze ads, review web content, find teachable moments • Technological solutions (filters, etc.) • Consider how you approach issues that are non-technical (friendships, activities)
  22. 22. Hot Topics
  23. 23. Cyberbullying• How do we define it?• Our MS students were asked Have you made fun of, harassed, or messed with someone using the Internet or your cell phone?• 12% said “Yes”
  24. 24. Cyberbullying• In our parent survey... • 60% of parents were “concerned or somewhat concerned” about their children being the VICTIM of a cyberbully • 81% of parents were “somewhat unconcerned or not at all concerned” about their children being the PERPETRATOR of cyberbullying
  25. 25. Strategies• Talk about it from both perspectives (victim and perpetrator)• Encourage kids to talk to you or another adult if they feel there is a problem
  26. 26. Sexting 14-24 year olds• Pew Research Center Study: 12-17 year olds • 4% of cell-owning teens 12 - 17 have sent sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude photos via texting • 15% of cell-owning teens 12 - 17 say they have received these types of messages
  27. 27. Myths and Facts about Online Solicitation• 50,000 online predators...a bogus “Goldilocks number,” made up by Chris Hansen on Dateline’s “To Catch a Predator.”• sexual assaults on teens fell dramatically—by 52 percent—between 1993 and 2005, according to the Justice Department’s National Crime Victimization Survey Mark Bowden, Vanity Fair, Dec 2009
  28. 28. Resources• Links to articles cited and statistics referenced are available through the MS Enrolled Families portion of the CWA website.
  29. 29. Thank you for coming!

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