Experience and backgroundWhat we do at CWAIt is important to be active in the digital world with our kids
Feel free to ask questions as we go.
Safely: We’re doing a good job with messaging this.Responsibly: ongoing conversation with students as they grow and experience new things.The impact of media on our lives forces all of us to be critical consumers of media.Look at the source.Are we being sold something? Is (fill in topic here) really a crisis? Just because you can doesn’t mean you should!
Infant photos on Facebook?Will those funny videos still be funny when Suzie is a teenager?
What do you think?
The definition of privacy hasn’t changed.
The good news!
Brain development in young people doesn’t lend itself to considering long term consequences.Setting some level of privacy on social networking sites is better than nothing…or at least talking about consequences helps highlight possible pitfalls.
Inconsistent statistics lead to misconceptions“Scary” statistics may increase bullying behavior.How is bullying defined in a survey and how is the question asked?Bullying can be defined as: Aggressive, a Pattern, an imbalance of power or strengthIn some studies it is defined as ANY negative experience.
So…here are our top 5 tips to start the conversation:
Say yes when you can.The #1 fear of kids is that if they tell you something, you’ll take away the technology so….Frequent, informal conversations about technology (not just when something goes wrong).Share experiences, ask for advice or help, discuss a news story.
Family computer in a public space.Charging station for gadgets/devices.Realistic, age-appropriate guidelines and expectations for use.Share expectations with peer familiesBe aware of how much time you spend with technology (Power outage?) 7.5 - 8.5 hours (Kaiser Family Foundation)
Have them show you their favorite sitesWatch YouTube videos together.Learn a new game! ANGRY BIRDS!Get involved in what interests your kids.
Check your footprint (and your kids’ footprints)regularly.Add positively to your family’s digital footprint.
Parenting in the Digital World 2012-Multicare
Parenting in the Digital World Holly Lara Technology Integration Specialist Charles Wright Academy Sam Harris Middle School Librarian Charles Wright Academy
OverviewAgenda:• Digital Citizenship• Teens and Privacy• Bullying Prevention: What really works.• The Importance of Parents
What is Digital Citizenship?Being a good digital citizen means using technology...• safely• responsibly• critically• proactively for the good of society
FACT: 92 % of children nowWe all have a digital foot print. have an online footprint before they are 2 years old. Source: Byrne, Ciara. “Generation Tech: More Kids Can Play A Computer Game than Ride a Bike.” Venture Beat, 19 Jan. 2011.
What do young people think? Teenagers absolutely care about privacy. Like adults, they share things to feel love, connected and supported. -danahboyd, Microsoft ResearcherSource: Paul, Pamela. “Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes.” The New YorkTimes, 20 Jan. 2012.
More than half of online teens have decided not to post something online because they were concerned it might reflect badly on them in the future. 62% of teens restrict their profiles to be viewable only by friends.Source:Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites. PewResearch Center’s Internet and American Life Project. 9 Nov. 2011.
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips1. Talk to your kids about theimpact of technology andmedia on their lives. 7.5 hrs/day ! Kaiser Family Foundation Study, 2010
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips 2. Create tech time and space in your home.
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips 3. Make using technology fun and get involved in their world.
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips4. Encourage digital citizenship •Know what your footprint says about you and how much can you control. •Model positive online behavior. •Encourage young people to contribute!
Parents Matter: Our Top 5 Tips5. Acknowledge theimportance of technology inthe lives of young people.
Did you know... ...fully 65 percent of today’s grade- " school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet.” Source: Cathy N. Davidson, "Education Needs a Digital Upgrade" • Co-director of the annual MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competitions. • Author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn.