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The Intersection of Technology and Social Media with Work/Family


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Presentation given at the Minnesota Council on Family Relations conference - December 4, 2009.

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The Intersection of Technology and Social Media with Work/Family

  1. 1. The Intersection of Technology and Social Media with Work/Family<br />Presented by<br />Nancy Gonzalez, M.Ed., CFLE<br />Jason Samuels<br />
  2. 2. A Vision of Students Today<br />2<br /><br />
  3. 3. Overview of social technologies<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Types of social technologies<br />4<br />Texting<br />Blogs<br />Instant Messaging<br />Multiplayer Games<br />Comment Boards<br />Social Networks<br />Facebook<br />MySpace<br />Twitter<br />Linked In<br />
  5. 5. Who is online?<br />5<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />Demographics of Internet Users<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project<br /><br />
  8. 8. Who uses social networks?<br />8<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />Facebook Demographic Data<br />Source: Google Ad Planner Data: Oct 2009<br /><br />
  10. 10. 10<br />Facebook Demographic Data<br />Source: Google Ad Planner Data: Oct 2009<br /><br />
  11. 11. 11<br />MySpace Demographic Data<br />Source: Google Ad Planner Data: Oct 2009<br /><br />
  12. 12. 12<br />MySpace Demographic Data<br />Source: Google Ad Planner Data: Oct 2009<br /><br />
  13. 13. In this new media culture, youth are more than just consumers of digital content; they are also active participants and creators, developing content, debating and interacting with others, and taking action<br />13<br />Source: Youth as E-Citizens<br />a special project of the Center for Social Media at American University<br /><br />
  14. 14. Today&apos;s teens are growing up in a world where social media is everywhere. There is little doubt that social media is playing a significant role in the changing landscape of American youth.<br />14<br />Source: danahboyd<br />Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology<br />
  15. 15. Overview of research on youth and technology <br />15<br />
  16. 16. Youth engage with others to work out boundaries, to understand norms. This is how they learn power and authority, how they learn the networked architecture of everyday life.<br />16<br />Source: danahboyd<br />Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology<br />
  17. 17. Educators have a critical role when it comes to helping youth navigate social media. You can help them understand how to make sense of what they&apos;re seeing. Youth need to know more than just how to use the tools - they need to understand the structures around them.<br />17<br />Source: danahboyd<br />Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology<br />
  18. 18. CBS News - Katie Couric’s Notebook: Cyber Bullying<br />18<br /><br />
  19. 19. We start by opening up a dialogue. We start talking to youth about what they are doing and why they are doing it. We ask them to teach us about the technology while we guide them with the knowledge that we have through experience.<br />19<br />Source: danahboyd<br />Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology<br />
  20. 20. Parents talking to their kids about social media<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Bobby DeWall – age 16<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Bobby & Petra DeWall<br />22<br />
  23. 23. Elaina Cassidy – age 18<br />23<br />
  24. 24. Eric Gonzalez – age 21<br />24<br />
  25. 25. Social technologies in the workplace <br />25<br />
  26. 26. NCFR Technology Usage Policy<br />26<br />
  27. 27. Business Use<br />Employees may not use the technology system for…<br />illegal activities <br />chain letters <br />solicitations <br />sexually explicit materials <br />gambling <br />games<br />overall employee manual is the prevailing authority<br />27<br />
  28. 28. Acceptable Personal Use<br />NCFR recognizes that technology increasingly blurs the line between work and non-work lives. A limited amount of personal technology use is acceptable, provided such use does not interfere with the performance of work duties or cause any disruption<br />When accessing personal e-mail, blogs, instant messaging systems, or social networking sites from an NCFR computer, individuals must not disclose any unauthorized information about the organization, or in any way violate company policy or the law<br />28<br />
  29. 29. Proliferating social technologies are keeping us all in touch with each other more than ever before. For better or worse, it is easier than ever interact with the people in our lives.<br />29<br />
  30. 30. Young at Heart<br />30<br /><br />