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Parenting and the Internet Everything you ever wanted to know about what your kids know about the Internet!
Who am I? <ul><li>“ The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest ...
Objectives… <ul><li>Give a general overview of how kids are using the internet today </li></ul><ul><li>Point out areas tha...
Brief History of the Internet <ul><li>&quot;When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is call...
The future of the internet & kids
Kids and the Internet – Where do they go on?
Me & the Internet
 
Teen (& Parent) Internet Usage <ul><li>More parents and teens are online  </li></ul><ul><li>Some 93% of youth are online a...
Big Dangers… <ul><li>XXX </li></ul><ul><li>Online Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying – Aggressor, Bystander or Victi...
How kids are using the internet … <ul><li>INFORMATION: News, Blogs, Databases, GoogleBook, Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>COM...
INFORMATION <ul><li>&quot; Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.&quot;  Mitch K...
Real or Hoax? http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/tests
Love it or hate it? <ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>TRY… </li></ul><ul><li>ww...
INFORMATION: Things to consider <ul><li>Authoritative Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Pr...
COMMUNICATION
User agreements <ul><li>http://collect.myspace.com/misc/terms.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://about.aol.com/aolnetwork/aolco...
 
COMMUNICATION : Things to consider <ul><li>There is no privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of lurkers, predators, phishers (i...
Internet Sex Offenders <ul><li>Often adult men who use the internet to meet and seduce adolescents into sexual encounters ...
Internet Victims <ul><li>99% Adolescents (13-17), Girls are more vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>73% of the victims had more ...
Chat acronyms <ul><li>ASL:  Age/Sex/Location </li></ul><ul><li>POS: Parent over shoulder </li></ul><ul><li>PIR:  Parent in...
Web cams – new & emerging <ul><li>New computers are being shipped with web cams </li></ul><ul><li>Live chats </li></ul><ul...
SOCIALIZATION
SOCIALIZATION : Things to consider <ul><li>User agreement </li></ul><ul><li>How much information to reveal </li></ul><ul><...
College applications, internships, school conduct… <ul><li>… education company Kaplan, a unit of  Washington Post  Co.,sur...
Socialization *different ages – different developmental phases*
Teens & Social Media: Pew Report  December 2007 <ul><li>55% of online teens (ages 12-17) have created a social networking ...
Let’s take a look… <ul><li>www.myspace.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.clubpenguin.com </li><...
ENTERTAINMENT
ENTERTAINMENT: Things to consider <ul><li>Sites are not rated </li></ul><ul><li>Lurkers, predators </li></ul><ul><li>Time ...
COMMERCE
COMMERCE: Things to consider <ul><li>Teaching to kids to be a savvy consumer </li></ul><ul><li>Secure payment options </li...
More, more, more-all at once!
The good news is… <ul><li>YOU know your child best! </li></ul><ul><li>YOU have parenting instincts…trust them! </li></ul><...
Learning to drive the information highway
Hints & Ideas <ul><li>Warn kids not to reveal any identifying information or to have an in-person meeting from someone onl...
Hints & Ideas <ul><li>Find fun sites you can share > Start with your shared interests: knitting, cooking, travel, science ...
Hints & ideas <ul><li>Discuss the possibilities of cyberbullying:  victim, participant, bystander </li></ul><ul><li>Discus...
Hints & Ideas <ul><li>Internet History </li></ul><ul><li>Filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Logging </li></ul><ul><li>Nanny softw...
And just a few more :>) <ul><li>Help kids practice good </li></ul><ul><li>ergonomics </li></ul><ul><li>Help kids learn org...
Some warning signs <ul><li>Becomes more withdrawn or other marked change in behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly clicks out ...
Concerned? <ul><li>Reach out to child </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Internet sites & providers </li></ul><ul><li>Work with sch...
Internet Sites <ul><li>I-Safe  ::  www.isafe.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.WiredSafety.org </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.cyber...
Questions?
Objectives…did we meet them? <ul><li>Give a general overview of how kids are using the internet today </li></ul><ul><li>Po...
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  1. 1. Parenting and the Internet Everything you ever wanted to know about what your kids know about the Internet!
  2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>“ The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.”  Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google Inc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives… <ul><li>Give a general overview of how kids are using the internet today </li></ul><ul><li>Point out areas that may need guidance and direction </li></ul><ul><li>Give tips on how you can help your child be a responsible and safe user </li></ul><ul><li>Answer your questions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Brief History of the Internet <ul><li>&quot;When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page.&quot; President Clinton </li></ul>
  5. 5. The future of the internet & kids
  6. 6. Kids and the Internet – Where do they go on?
  7. 7. Me & the Internet
  8. 9. Teen (& Parent) Internet Usage <ul><li>More parents and teens are online </li></ul><ul><li>Some 93% of youth are online and 94% of their parents are online. Overall, 87% of parents who have a child ages 12-17 use the internet, up from 80% in the 2004 survey. </li></ul><ul><li>PEW/Internet: Parent & Teenager Internet Use, October 24, 2007 </li></ul>
  9. 10. Big Dangers… <ul><li>XXX </li></ul><ul><li>Online Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying – Aggressor, Bystander or Victim </li></ul><ul><li>Predators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target & prey on “vulnerable” kids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groom over long period of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to be a best friend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send gifts, blackmail with secrets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Addiction” </li></ul>
  10. 11. How kids are using the internet … <ul><li>INFORMATION: News, Blogs, Databases, GoogleBook, Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION: Email, Instant Messaging, Blogs, </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIALIZATION: Social Networking Sites-MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, </li></ul><ul><li>ENTERTAINMENT: YouTube, Games </li></ul><ul><li>COMMERCE: Amazon, EBay, Banking & Finance </li></ul><ul><li>… .& combinations of everything! </li></ul>
  11. 12. INFORMATION <ul><li>&quot; Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.&quot; Mitch Kapor </li></ul>
  12. 13. Real or Hoax? http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/tests
  13. 14. Love it or hate it? <ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>TRY… </li></ul><ul><li>www.lii.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.ipl.org </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your </li></ul><ul><li>librarian </li></ul>
  14. 15. INFORMATION: Things to consider <ul><li>Authoritative Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Property Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Accidental visits to bad websites </li></ul>
  15. 16. COMMUNICATION
  16. 17. User agreements <ul><li>http://collect.myspace.com/misc/terms.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://about.aol.com/aolnetwork/aolcom_terms </li></ul>
  17. 19. COMMUNICATION : Things to consider <ul><li>There is no privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of lurkers, predators, phishers (identity theft) </li></ul><ul><li>Open to spam, viruses </li></ul><ul><li>Permanence of blogs, webpages, social sites </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you *really* know </li></ul><ul><li>Netiquette </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.albion.com /netiquette/ </li></ul><ul><li>Downloading can be criminal </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental stages and maturity of the child </li></ul>
  18. 20. Internet Sex Offenders <ul><li>Often adult men who use the internet to meet and seduce adolescents into sexual encounters (not pedophiles) </li></ul><ul><li>Often use chat rooms to solicit adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Seek those who are susceptible to seduction </li></ul><ul><li>Rarely violent </li></ul>Online “Predators” and Their Victims (Feb 2008): University of New Hampshire Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc.
  19. 21. Internet Victims <ul><li>99% Adolescents (13-17), Girls are more vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>73% of the victims had more than one sexual encounter with the offender </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual curious, may be confused about their sexual orientation (especially boys) </li></ul><ul><li>Send personal information to unknown people </li></ul><ul><li>Suffer from sadness, loneliness, depression and/or more likely to engage in risky behavior </li></ul>Online “Predators” and Their Victims (Feb. 2008): University of New Hampshire Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc.
  20. 22. Chat acronyms <ul><li>ASL: Age/Sex/Location </li></ul><ul><li>POS: Parent over shoulder </li></ul><ul><li>PIR: Parent in room </li></ul><ul><li>PAW: Parents are watching </li></ul><ul><li>PAL: Parents are listening </li></ul><ul><li>KPC: Keeping parents clueless </li></ul><ul><li>WYCM?: Will you call me </li></ul><ul><li>LMIRL: Let’s meet in real life </li></ul><ul><li>KFY: Kiss for you </li></ul><ul><li>TDTM: Talk dirty to me </li></ul>
  21. 23. Web cams – new & emerging <ul><li>New computers are being shipped with web cams </li></ul><ul><li>Live chats </li></ul><ul><li>NIFOC: </li></ul><ul><li>Nude in front of computer </li></ul>
  22. 24. SOCIALIZATION
  23. 25. SOCIALIZATION : Things to consider <ul><li>User agreement </li></ul><ul><li>How much information to reveal </li></ul><ul><li>A picture is worth a thousand words </li></ul><ul><li>Who will use this information </li></ul><ul><li>How will this information be spread </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy options </li></ul><ul><li>Lurkers, predators </li></ul>
  24. 26. College applications, internships, school conduct… <ul><li>… education company Kaplan, a unit of Washington Post Co.,surveyed 500 top colleges. The study found that 10% of admissions officers acknowledged researching social network profiles to evaluate applicants. 38% of the colleges that factor information gathered from the social web revealed that their findings &quot;negatively affected&quot; their views of the applicant, with several admissions officers rejecting students because of the publicly shared content. </li></ul><ul><li>College Applicants, Beware: Your Facebook Page Is Showing </li></ul><ul><li>By JOHN HECHINGER , Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2008 </li></ul>
  25. 27. Socialization *different ages – different developmental phases*
  26. 28. Teens & Social Media: Pew Report December 2007 <ul><li>55% of online teens (ages 12-17) have created a social networking site such as MySpace or Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>47% of online teens have uploaded photos where others can see them (39% restrict access “most of the time”) </li></ul><ul><li>14% of online teens have posted videos </li></ul>
  27. 29. Let’s take a look… <ul><li>www.myspace.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.clubpenguin.com </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com </li></ul>
  28. 30. ENTERTAINMENT
  29. 31. ENTERTAINMENT: Things to consider <ul><li>Sites are not rated </li></ul><ul><li>Lurkers, predators </li></ul><ul><li>Time spent on these sites </li></ul>
  30. 32. COMMERCE
  31. 33. COMMERCE: Things to consider <ul><li>Teaching to kids to be a savvy consumer </li></ul><ul><li>Secure payment options </li></ul><ul><li>Identity theft </li></ul>
  32. 34. More, more, more-all at once!
  33. 35. The good news is… <ul><li>YOU know your child best! </li></ul><ul><li>YOU have parenting instincts…trust them! </li></ul><ul><li>YOU are the most influential teacher and model for your child! </li></ul><ul><li>YOU know more than you think you do about the internet! </li></ul><ul><li>YOU can be a part of the cyber world </li></ul>
  34. 36. Learning to drive the information highway
  35. 37. Hints & Ideas <ul><li>Warn kids not to reveal any identifying information or to have an in-person meeting from someone online </li></ul><ul><li>Work to set reasonable expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Be a part of the virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>Join same networks, share passwords, etc. – Learn how the site operates </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul>
  36. 38. Hints & Ideas <ul><li>Find fun sites you can share > Start with your shared interests: knitting, cooking, travel, science </li></ul><ul><li>Teachable moments </li></ul><ul><li>Require that all online activity take place in a central area of the home </li></ul><ul><li>Remind kids to trust their instincts </li></ul><ul><li>Remind kids that they can trust you </li></ul>
  37. 39. Hints & ideas <ul><li>Discuss the possibilities of cyberbullying: victim, participant, bystander </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the possibility of telling on a friend who is in trouble or in danger from online activity </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss pornography and your views </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss relationships and sexual relationships: what they entail, what is a healthy relationship, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet safety is an ongoing lesson </li></ul>
  38. 40. Hints & Ideas <ul><li>Internet History </li></ul><ul><li>Filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Logging </li></ul><ul><li>Nanny software </li></ul><ul><li>*These usually do not work </li></ul>
  39. 41. And just a few more :>) <ul><li>Help kids practice good </li></ul><ul><li>ergonomics </li></ul><ul><li>Help kids learn organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Help kids learn tech-tidiness </li></ul><ul><li>Help kids learn to save & back-up </li></ul><ul><li>Help kids learn computer time management </li></ul>
  40. 42. Some warning signs <ul><li>Becomes more withdrawn or other marked change in behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly clicks out of a web page when you come in the room </li></ul><ul><li>Child has many </li></ul><ul><li>on-line accounts </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR instincts </li></ul>
  41. 43. Concerned? <ul><li>Reach out to child </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Internet sites & providers </li></ul><ul><li>Work with school </li></ul><ul><li>Contact authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Contact legislators </li></ul>
  42. 44. Internet Sites <ul><li>I-Safe :: www.isafe.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.WiredSafety.org </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.enough.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ryanpatrickhalligan.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>A website that highlights the personal story of one boy and cyberbullying. This site also gives specifics on Vermont’s laws and policies. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cyberbullyhelp.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.netfamilynews.org </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.ikeepsafe.org / </li></ul>
  43. 45. Questions?
  44. 46. Objectives…did we meet them? <ul><li>Give a general overview of how kids are using the internet today </li></ul><ul><li>Point out areas that may need guidance and direction </li></ul><ul><li>Give tips on how you can help your child be a responsible and safe user </li></ul><ul><li>Answer your questions </li></ul>
  45. 47. The End

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