Cell Phones• Teenage Use of Cell Phones • 83% texts (Avg. teenager sends 2000 texts a month) • 64% share pictures • 60% music • 46% games
Hypertexting• Hypertexting = 120 messages per day/3600 per month• Study links hypertexting to poor health behaviors• 20% of Midwestern teens are hypertexters• 2 times more likely to try alcohol• 3.5 times more likely to have sex• 43% more likely to binge drink• 40% more likely to try cigarettes/use illicit drugs• 55% more likely to be in a physical ﬁght• 90% more likely to have multiple sexual partners
Digital Natives 18-0• Understanding of technology is complete• World is self-conﬁgurable• They deﬁne what something is...• Multi-tasking/ impatient• Egocentric• Constant Engagement• Technology is a need
Internet Safety• Be skeptical• Question everything• Internet - Good info vs. Bad info • DXM Incident
Cyberbullying Fall 2010 Teaching Tolerance Magazine• Targets in middle school are twice as likely to commit suicide.• 37% of students admit to making fun of peers online• Only 18% of parents believe their student would engage in such conduct.