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GrandmaKnows Best<br />When choosing what todo, say, post, send, & shareonline and on your cell phone, always remember Gra...
1. “If you don’t have something nice to     say, don’t say anything at all!”<br />Be judicious in your posts.<br />(Here’s...
Don’t…<br />Make the mistake of airing all your personal laundry to all your friends on Facebook…<br />Then hope your Face...
2. “Tuck in your shirt.”     Or, “Pull up your drawers!”<br />Ask yourself: are the photos I haveposted—especially tagged ...
3. “Think before you speak.”    (Or post, or push send.)<br />Many kids today unwisely “sext...” But first,<br />consider<...
4. “Don’t cry wolf! ”<br />2010 Ikea gift card Facebook scam circulated like wildfire<br />Show you care: verify before yo...
True or False?<br />Learn to recognize fraudulent phishing scam emails like these.<br />
5. “Turn your music down!”<br />Don’t contribute to allthe “noise,” and tune out others’ noise too.<br />Avoid filling up ...
6. “Eat your vegetables. They’re good      for you!”<br />Some tasks aren’t fun but are important.<br />Stay abreast of pr...
<ul><li>If you’re not all that concerned about privacy settings on Facebook, just consider how the defaults have shifted o...
Very little is private by default anymore – you have to take action to protect your information.</li></ul>Don’t Care Much ...
7. “Whatever happened to a good,       old-fashioned...? ”<br />Plain old talking on the phone orgetting together in perso...
Facebook & texting can be an easy out.<br />The anonymity and seemingly fleeting nature of texting and the Internet someti...
8. “Don’t talk to strangers.”<br />Yep. Just like in the real world.<br />Reject “friend” requests from strangers.You must...
Do they really need to know…?<br />Just because Facebook provides the space to fill in all this contact info, you don’t ha...
Grandma Really Does Know Best!<br />If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all!<br />Tuck in your ...
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Grandma Knows Best (Smart social media use for teens)

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Does your teen know how to be smart online? Has s/he really ever really thought about how to recognize a fraudulent email or online scam circulating the Internet, the risks of "sexting," and the truth about cyberbullying? What should his/her privacy settings be, and how much should s/he reveal online? This presentation lays it all out -- as if Grandma were sharing her wisdom with you!

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Grandma Knows Best (Smart social media use for teens)

  1. 1. GrandmaKnows Best<br />When choosing what todo, say, post, send, & shareonline and on your cell phone, always remember Grandma’s advice and you pretty muchcan’t go wrong!<br />by<br />Lauren McSwain-Starrett<br />for<br />UNC-Greensboro’s“IT Is for Girls”Summer Workshop<br />June 23, 2011<br />
  2. 2. 1. “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all!”<br />Be judicious in your posts.<br />(Here’s what not to do...)<br />
  3. 3. Don’t…<br />Make the mistake of airing all your personal laundry to all your friends on Facebook…<br />Then hope your Facebook friends forget the dirt and give you a job! Always keep it professional.<br />(Would you hire her to babysit your kid?)<br />
  4. 4. 2. “Tuck in your shirt.” Or, “Pull up your drawers!”<br />Ask yourself: are the photos I haveposted—especially tagged with my name—putting the best “me” forward?<br />
  5. 5. 3. “Think before you speak.” (Or post, or push send.)<br />Many kids today unwisely “sext...” But first,<br />consider<br />your photo fate.<br />You can’t retract what you<br />put out there...<br />
  6. 6. 4. “Don’t cry wolf! ”<br />2010 Ikea gift card Facebook scam circulated like wildfire<br />Show you care: verify before you share.<br />
  7. 7. True or False?<br />Learn to recognize fraudulent phishing scam emails like these.<br />
  8. 8. 5. “Turn your music down!”<br />Don’t contribute to allthe “noise,” and tune out others’ noise too.<br />Avoid filling up other people’s news feeds with silly app stories & quiz results.<br />“Block,” “Hide,” and “Report” are there for a reason. Use them!<br />
  9. 9. 6. “Eat your vegetables. They’re good for you!”<br />Some tasks aren’t fun but are important.<br />Stay abreast of privacy policy changes.<br />(Create and) maintain friend lists on Facebook to better manage your privacy.<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>If you’re not all that concerned about privacy settings on Facebook, just consider how the defaults have shifted over time: The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook
  11. 11. Very little is private by default anymore – you have to take action to protect your information.</li></ul>Don’t Care Much about Privacy?<br />
  12. 12. 7. “Whatever happened to a good, old-fashioned...? ”<br />Plain old talking on the phone orgetting together in person<br />are sometimes still best.<br />
  13. 13. Facebook & texting can be an easy out.<br />The anonymity and seemingly fleeting nature of texting and the Internet sometimes foster online cruelty.<br />Don’t participate in online bullying.<br />Report (and document) if it happens to you!<br />Remember, a paper trail is indisputable proof!<br />Cyberbullying<br />
  14. 14. 8. “Don’t talk to strangers.”<br />Yep. Just like in the real world.<br />Reject “friend” requests from strangers.You must know them in real life!<br />Tread carefully with people & companies who initiate contact with you first (rather than you initiating contact with them).<br />
  15. 15. Do they really need to know…?<br />Just because Facebook provides the space to fill in all this contact info, you don’t have to fill it! In fact, you probably shouldn’t.<br />For example: There’s no reason to post your residence hall and room number. People who need to know this info (your family, your close friends) already know it!<br />
  16. 16. Grandma Really Does Know Best!<br />If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all!<br />Tuck in your shirt.<br />Think before you speak.<br />Don’t cry wolf!<br />Turn your music down.<br />Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you!<br />Whatever happened to a good, old-fashioned…?<br />Don’t talk to strangers.<br />
  17. 17. Things Grandma Wants You to Do…<br />1. Adjust your “master privacy control” on Facebook so most of what you share is visible only to friends, not everyone. You have to “customize settings” to do this.<br />2. Take the Phishing IQ Test so you know you can recognize fraudulent emails. Protect yourself and your loved ones from scams!<br />

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