Lost in MySpace Parenting Seminar


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This seminar equips parents to guide their kids to use social networking safely, responsibly and with integrity.

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  • Lost in MySpace Parenting Seminar

    1. 2. Teach kids how to use online communication tools: <ul><li>Safely </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibly </li></ul><ul><li>With integrity </li></ul>
    2. 3. REMEMBER the days of your youth.
    3. 4. What our parents taught us … <ul><ul><li>Self-control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect for others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values/Beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etiquette/manners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5.   Start & continue the conversation
    5. 6. Risks and Dangers <ul><li>Peer Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation Damage </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Theft </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><li>Desensitization </li></ul><ul><li>Predators </li></ul>
    6. 7. Get help at MySpace.com – safety tips link
    7. 9. <ul><li>On profiles, kids post: </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Songs </li></ul><ul><li>Personal data </li></ul><ul><li>On profiles: </li></ul><ul><li>Friends are listed </li></ul><ul><li>Comments are posted by others </li></ul><ul><li>Bulletins are posted (by all) </li></ul>social networking profiles.
    8. 10. Social networking Friends List On social networks, kids connect with friends. Friends can be anyone on the social network. If kids, set their profile private (more on the next screen) and only allow friends they know in real life, the danger of predators is significantly reduced.
    9. 11. For safety, require a PRIVATE profile.
    10. 12. “ Friends” see this…
    11. 13. Conversations-Comments
    12. 14. MAIL CENTER – EMAIL
    13. 15. Bulletins Go to All Friends
    14. 16. MySpace Photos and Videos WHERE ARE THEY? <ul><li>Photo or Video Section of MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Photobucket.com </li></ul><ul><li>PictureTrail.com </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube.com </li></ul>
    15. 17. Know where your child is hanging out wirelessly. <ul><li>Which picture sharing sites do they use? </li></ul><ul><li>What video sharing sites are they active on? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they involved in online gaming? </li></ul><ul><li>With whom do they exchange text messages? </li></ul><ul><li>Is picture or video messaging enabled? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are their competitors on Video Games sites? </li></ul>
    16. 18. Listen, Listen, Listen
    17. 19. TALK with your kids about your concerns . <ul><li>Talk to them about your desire for them to be safe, to be responsible, and to be a person of good character. </li></ul><ul><li>If you or someone you know is threatened on MySpace, what steps would you take to get help? </li></ul><ul><li>If you are 12 and want a myspace account, what do you have to do to get one? </li></ul><ul><li>Girls: How do you feel about guys rating your appearance on your MySpace photos? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you feel comfortable telling me if you discovered that one of your MySpace friends wasn’t really a teenager but an adult? </li></ul>
    18. 20. LISTEN to their perspective when they talk about life online. <ul><li>You will learn what concerns them. </li></ul><ul><li>You will see some of their strengths. </li></ul><ul><li>You will see some of their weaknesses. </li></ul><ul><li>You will hear what the real issues are in their life. </li></ul><ul><li>You will gain empathy for them. </li></ul><ul><li>You will better understand their needs. </li></ul>
    19. 21. What are kids doing wirelessly? <ul><li>Expressing Themselves/Defining themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with Others </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing Content Publicly </li></ul>
    20. 22. Commit to learning … know the risks Sex-messaging
    21. 23. Cyberbullying
    22. 24. 4 ways Parents are managing social networks and getting involved:   <ul><li>Get an account and become your child’s friend. </li></ul><ul><li>Require that you know the login and password to your child’s account. </li></ul><ul><li>Check on your child’s account routinely by having your child show you what is on the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize monitoring software or accountability software. </li></ul>
    23. 25. Sign Up for a MySpace account
    24. 26. Click “Add to Friends” to become your child’s MySpace friend….
    25. 27. To use MySpace responsibly & with integrity: <ul><li>Only real life friends can be MySpace friends. </li></ul><ul><li>No curse words </li></ul><ul><li>No provocative pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep private information private. </li></ul><ul><li>Mom or Dad must be a MySpace friend. </li></ul>
    26. 28. Teach kids how to use online communication tools: <ul><li>Safely </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibly </li></ul><ul><li>With integrity </li></ul>