Using Social Media to Change Your World:  The Power of Girls Online Judy Lubin, MPH Public Square Communications National ...
What are you doing online?
What Are You Sharing?
Popular Social Media Sites <ul><li>50% of all teens on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>57% of teens go to social networking sit...
 
Text Messaging
The Power of Social Media <ul><li>Reach people all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Information spreads fast </li></ul><ul...
How can this power be used for positive or negative purposes?
What’s On Your Profile? <ul><li>70% of teens are sharing too much personal information on their profile  </li></ul><ul><li...
What’s On Your Profile? <ul><li>Keep It Private </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t post phone numbers, address, where you’re going to...
Did You Know  <ul><li>32% of online teens have been contacted by someone with no connection to them or any of their friend...
Staying Safe <ul><li>Do not respond to rude and harassing e-mails, messages, and postings. Keep a record of them in case y...
We like to socialize <ul><li>Cyber-Gossip, Bullying, Sexting </li></ul><ul><li>What happens when rumors spread? </li></ul>...
How can this power be used for positive or negative purposes?
Change Your World <ul><li>Stand up for girls – don’t spread rumors or embarrassing photos  </li></ul><ul><li>Share helpful...
Helpful Resources for Staying  Safe Online <ul><li>www.cybertipline.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.gogirlsonly.org/girltalk/ </...
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Presented by Judy Lubin at the National Council of Negro Women's Global Girls Summit (August 2009). Adapted from larger presentation (Using Social Media to Change Your World) to focus on internet safety, cyber-bullying, sexting, using social media for good.

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Using Social Media To Change Your World: The Power of Girls Online

  1. 1. Using Social Media to Change Your World: The Power of Girls Online Judy Lubin, MPH Public Square Communications National Council of Negro Women Global Girls Summit
  2. 2. What are you doing online?
  3. 3. What Are You Sharing?
  4. 4. Popular Social Media Sites <ul><li>50% of all teens on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>57% of teens go to social networking sites for advice </li></ul><ul><li>Text messaging, blogging more popular among teen girls </li></ul>
  5. 6. Text Messaging
  6. 7. The Power of Social Media <ul><li>Reach people all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Information spreads fast </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own media (radio, video, blogs) </li></ul><ul><li>Information available 24-7 </li></ul><ul><li>You can influence people </li></ul>
  7. 8. How can this power be used for positive or negative purposes?
  8. 9. What’s On Your Profile? <ul><li>70% of teens are sharing too much personal information on their profile </li></ul><ul><li>46% are sharing IM or other contact info </li></ul><ul><li>54% have people they don't know on their &quot;friends&quot; list </li></ul><ul><li>65% say they don't really understand privacy settings </li></ul><ul><li>40% put their cell phone numbers on their profiles or away message linked to their profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Only 15% say they know how to shut down a profile </li></ul>
  9. 10. What’s On Your Profile? <ul><li>Keep It Private </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t post phone numbers, address, where you’re going to be and at what time </li></ul><ul><li>Use privacy settings on all sites </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful about who you “friend” </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your parents to see </li></ul>
  10. 11. Did You Know <ul><li>32% of online teens have been contacted by someone with no connection to them or any of their friends </li></ul><ul><li>7% of online teens say they have felt scared or uncomfortable as a result of contact by an online stranger </li></ul><ul><li>Girls are much more likely to report scary or uncomfortable contact than boys </li></ul>
  11. 12. Staying Safe <ul><li>Do not respond to rude and harassing e-mails, messages, and postings. Keep a record of them in case you need proof. </li></ul><ul><li>Block, ban or “unfriend” anyone who harasses you </li></ul><ul><li>Tell a parent, guardian or teacher if you are being bullied or harassed </li></ul><ul><li>Never meet someone you met online alone. Bring a parent or guardian and be sure to meet in a public space. </li></ul><ul><li>Report any sexual invitations or obscene materials sent to you. </li></ul>
  12. 13. We like to socialize <ul><li>Cyber-Gossip, Bullying, Sexting </li></ul><ul><li>What happens when rumors spread? </li></ul><ul><li>When nude or embarrassing pictures are posted online or sent via text messaging? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you be a good cybercitizen? Would you report bad behavior online? Choose not to send pictures or spread rumors? </li></ul>
  13. 14. How can this power be used for positive or negative purposes?
  14. 15. Change Your World <ul><li>Stand up for girls – don’t spread rumors or embarrassing photos </li></ul><ul><li>Share helpful information with your friends </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate others to take action about an issue you care about </li></ul><ul><li>Raise money to support a charity </li></ul><ul><li>Blog about an issue or problem in your community; invite friends to discuss solutions </li></ul>
  15. 16. Helpful Resources for Staying Safe Online <ul><li>www.cybertipline.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.gogirlsonly.org/girltalk/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.girlsingovernment.org/internet-safety-pledge/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.letmeknow.girlscouts.org/ </li></ul>

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