Parenting the
App Generation
Fostering Respect,
Responsibility &
Resilience
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Aaron Metz
Educational Technology
Consultant
MSc ITE, ADE, APD
@metzy
aaron@247learning.net

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How do we prepare our
children for tomorrow?

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Market Insight

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Emerging Trends

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"Dealing with the privacy and
security aspects of the internet
of things [IoT] is going to be
one of the biggest challenge...
we
are
social

GLOBAL DIGITAL
STATISTICS 2014
WE ARE SOCIAL’S SNAPSHOT OF KEY DIGITAL INDICATORS

We Are Social

Tuesday, ...
JAN
2014

SINGAPORE: DATA SNAPSHOT
5,460,302
TOTAL POPULATION

100%
URBAN

3,971,318
INTERNET USERS

3,200,000
ACTIVE FACE...
JAN
2014

SINGAPORE: INTERNET INDICATORS

AVERAGE TIME THAT INTERNET
USERS SPEND USING THE
INTERNET EACH DAY THROUGH
A DES...
JAN
2014

SINGAPORE: SOCIAL INDICATORS

SOCIAL MEDIA
PENETRATION AS A
PERCENTAGE OF THE
TOTAL POPULATION

AVERAGE TIME SOC...
JAN
2014

SINGAPORE: SOCIAL MEDIA USE
96%

ANY SOCIAL NETWORK

68%
92%

FACEBOOK

59%
54%

TWITTER

19%
45%

GOOGLE+

LINK...
JAN
2014

SINGAPORE: SMARTPHONE USAGE

SMARTPHONE
PENETRATION AS A
PERCENTAGE OF THE
TOTAL POPULATION

SMARTPHONE USERS
SE...
60

78%

63%

Text message are
sent on average
per day by
adolescents (up to
100 for girls)

Adolescents in the
US own a c...
5
3

Years Data Collection

Generation Narrative

Challenge: take advantage
of apps without being
programmed by them.
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Tu...
“The emergence of an “app”
culture allows individuals
readily to enact superficial
aspects of identity, intimacy,
and imagi...
Use of Devices by Young Americans
Active

“Geek out”
“Mess around”

Superficial

Transformational

“Hang out”
Passive
Tuesd...
THE IDENTITY CRISIS

SENSE OF INTIMACY

IMAGINATION
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“the app
worldview
shapes and
perhaps
constrains the
ways in which
the chief
challenges of
youth are
negotiated.”
Gardner ...
“Apps and the app mentality in
many ways support and
reinforce youth’s general shift
toward risk aversion.”
Gardner & Davi...
“More and more young people
are app-dependent than appenabled.”

Gardner & Davis
“The App Generation”

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“today’s young people
“talk global, but act local.”
Rather the try to use the
language of the country
being visited, it’s ...
“Epitomizing the purpose
of the app, we’re more
focused on doing than on
being.”
Gardner and Davis (2013)
The App Generati...
“Parents are unwittingly promoting
passivity among their children and
preventing them from developing a
secure sense of au...
“The public’s fear of the internet
does seem to be restricting
children’s online opportunities and,
therefore, their life ...
Private Equity

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“Not all youth are equally at risk
online...a child’s psychosocial
makeup and home and school
environments are better pred...
“Pundits may be asking if the
Internet is bad for our children’s
mental development, but the
better question is whether th...
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Q.
Think.Pair.Share

Someone hacked into my
son’s school email account
and sent a mean message to
his girl-friend. How can...
Q.
Think.Pair.Share

Annie saw some girls bullying
Jane at school and she
reported this to her teacher.
By the time she ca...
Q.

My child posted a video on
YouTube that got a lot of mean
comments, which really upset
him. How do I help him
recover?...
Q.
Think.Pair.Share

A girl at my child’s school sent
her best friend a sexy photo of
herself on instagram, and she
sent i...
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Get involved
Learn everything about the
internet and what your kids
are doing online
Play with them
24 hour plan
Shoulder ...
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http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/parent-media-education
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http://www.commonsensemedia.org/computersforyouth
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“Ultimately the best control
mechanism are the ones
that your child has
internalized.”
Larry Magid
Internet Safety Technic...
Securities

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“Parents often
don't realize
that they are
causing safety
concerns when
they friend their
own children.”

Vicki Davis
Auth...
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http://www.dejal.com/timeout/
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http://www.getconcentrating.com/
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http://selfcontrolapp.com/
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http://craigotis.com/blog/iprocrastinate/
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http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/snapchat_guide.pdf
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Fostering Respect,
Responsibility &
Resilience
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  1. 1. Parenting the App Generation Fostering Respect, Responsibility & Resilience * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  2. 2. Aaron Metz Educational Technology Consultant MSc ITE, ADE, APD @metzy aaron@247learning.net * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  3. 3. How do we prepare our children for tomorrow? * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  4. 4. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  5. 5. Market Insight * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  6. 6. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  7. 7. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  8. 8. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  9. 9. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  10. 10. Emerging Trends * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  11. 11. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  12. 12. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  13. 13. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  14. 14. "Dealing with the privacy and security aspects of the internet of things [IoT] is going to be one of the biggest challenges we have faced in security for a long time" Marc Rogers Principal Research Analyst, Lookout * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  15. 15. we are social GLOBAL DIGITAL STATISTICS 2014 WE ARE SOCIAL’S SNAPSHOT OF KEY DIGITAL INDICATORS We Are Social Tuesday, 18 February, 14 wearesocial.sg • @wearesocialsg • 1 *
  16. 16. JAN 2014 SINGAPORE: DATA SNAPSHOT 5,460,302 TOTAL POPULATION 100% URBAN 3,971,318 INTERNET USERS 3,200,000 ACTIVE FACEBOOK USERS 73% INTERNET PENETRATION 59% FACEBOOK PENETRATION 8,063,000 ACTIVE MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS We Are Social • Sources: US Census Bureau, InternetWorldStats, Facebook, ITU Tuesday, 18 February, 14 148% MOBILE PENETRATION wearesocial.sg • @wearesocialsg • 133 *
  17. 17. JAN 2014 SINGAPORE: INTERNET INDICATORS AVERAGE TIME THAT INTERNET USERS SPEND USING THE INTERNET EACH DAY THROUGH A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP MOBILE INTERNET PENETRATION AS A PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL POPULATION AVERAGE TIME THAT MOBILE INTERNET USERS SPEND USING MOBILE INTERNET EACH DAY 5H 16M 64% 1H 57M We Are Social • Sources: US Census Bureau, GlobalWebIndex Wave 11 Tuesday, 18 February, 14 wearesocial.sg • @wearesocialsg • 134 *
  18. 18. JAN 2014 SINGAPORE: SOCIAL INDICATORS SOCIAL MEDIA PENETRATION AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL POPULATION AVERAGE TIME SOCIAL MEDIA USERS SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA EACH DAY PERCENTAGE OF MOBILE USERS USING SOCIAL MEDIA APPS ON THEIR PHONE PERCENTAGE OF MOBILE USERS USING LOCATION-BASED SERVICES 70% 2H 10M 49% 18% We Are Social • Sources: US Census Bureau, GlobalWebIndex Wave 11 Tuesday, 18 February, 14 wearesocial.sg • @wearesocialsg • 135 *
  19. 19. JAN 2014 SINGAPORE: SOCIAL MEDIA USE 96% ANY SOCIAL NETWORK 68% 92% FACEBOOK 59% 54% TWITTER 19% 45% GOOGLE+ LINKEDIN INSTAGRAM 18% 36% 13% 25% 12% We Are Social • Source: GlobalWebIndex Wave 11. Figures represent percentage of internet users. Tuesday, 18 February, 14 OWN AN ACCOUNT USED IN THE PAST MONTH wearesocial.sg • @wearesocialsg • 136 *
  20. 20. JAN 2014 SINGAPORE: SMARTPHONE USAGE SMARTPHONE PENETRATION AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL POPULATION SMARTPHONE USERS SEARCHING FOR LOCAL INFORMATION VIA THEIR PHONE SMARTPHONE USERS RESEARCHING PRODUCTS VIA THEIR PHONE SMARTPHONE USERS WHO HAVE MADE A PURCHASE VIA THEIR PHONE 72% 96% 87% 44% We Are Social • Source: Google’s “Our Mobile Planet” Report Tuesday, 18 February, 14 wearesocial.sg • @wearesocialsg • 137 *
  21. 21. 60 78% 63% Text message are sent on average per day by adolescents (up to 100 for girls) Adolescents in the US own a cell phone Adolescents in the US text every day with people in their lives 2012 Pew Internet Report 2013 Pew Research Center 2013 Pew Research Center * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  22. 22. 5 3 Years Data Collection Generation Narrative Challenge: take advantage of apps without being programmed by them. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  23. 23. “The emergence of an “app” culture allows individuals readily to enact superficial aspects of identity, intimacy, and imagination.” Gardner & Davis “The App Generation” * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  24. 24. Use of Devices by Young Americans Active “Geek out” “Mess around” Superficial Transformational “Hang out” Passive Tuesday, 18 February, 14 *
  25. 25. THE IDENTITY CRISIS SENSE OF INTIMACY IMAGINATION * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  26. 26. “the app worldview shapes and perhaps constrains the ways in which the chief challenges of youth are negotiated.” Gardner & Davis “The App Generation” * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  27. 27. “Apps and the app mentality in many ways support and reinforce youth’s general shift toward risk aversion.” Gardner & Davis “The App Generation” * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  28. 28. “More and more young people are app-dependent than appenabled.” Gardner & Davis “The App Generation” * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  29. 29. “today’s young people “talk global, but act local.” Rather the try to use the language of the country being visited, it’s much easier just to activate a translation app.” Gardner & Davis “The App Generation” * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  30. 30. “Epitomizing the purpose of the app, we’re more focused on doing than on being.” Gardner and Davis (2013) The App Generation * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  31. 31. “Parents are unwittingly promoting passivity among their children and preventing them from developing a secure sense of autonomy and from taking unsanctioned but reasonable risks.” Gardner & Davis “The App Generation” * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  32. 32. “The public’s fear of the internet does seem to be restricting children’s online opportunities and, therefore, their life chances in the long term.” Sonia Livingstone EU Kids Online Researcher * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  33. 33. Private Equity * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  34. 34. “Not all youth are equally at risk online...a child’s psychosocial makeup and home and school environments are better predictors of online risk than any technology a child uses” Larry Magid Internet Safety Technical Task Force, Harvard Berkman Center * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  35. 35. “Pundits may be asking if the Internet is bad for our children’s mental development, but the better question is whether the form of learning and knowledgemaking we are instilling in our children is useful to their future.” Cathy N. Davidson Co-director of the annual MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competitions * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  36. 36. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
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  40. 40. Q. Think.Pair.Share Someone hacked into my son’s school email account and sent a mean message to his girl-friend. How can we help our son? What could we do if this was not a school account? * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  41. 41. Q. Think.Pair.Share Annie saw some girls bullying Jane at school and she reported this to her teacher. By the time she came home she had 30 angry posts on Facebook and more angry messages on her phone. Most of the messages were anonymous. Some appeared to be from strangers. How could we have helped Annie? * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  42. 42. Q. My child posted a video on YouTube that got a lot of mean comments, which really upset him. How do I help him recover? Think.Pair.Share * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  43. 43. Q. Think.Pair.Share A girl at my child’s school sent her best friend a sexy photo of herself on instagram, and she sent it around to the entire school. Now everyone is saying she's a slut. My daughter thinks what she did is wrong, but she feels bad for her. What should I tell my daughter? How should I handle this? * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  44. 44. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  45. 45. Get involved Learn everything about the internet and what your kids are doing online Play with them 24 hour plan Shoulder surfing Check privacy settings regularly Encourage your kids to come to you if they are victims of cyberbullying Watch out for signs that your child might be victimized Report incidents Trust that we will do our best to deal with the issue that you report Google your child from time to time * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  46. 46. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  47. 47. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/parent-media-education * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  48. 48. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/computersforyouth * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  49. 49. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  50. 50. “Ultimately the best control mechanism are the ones that your child has internalized.” Larry Magid Internet Safety Technical Task Force, Harvard Berkman Center * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  51. 51. Securities * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  52. 52. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  53. 53. “Parents often don't realize that they are causing safety concerns when they friend their own children.” Vicki Davis Author & Top EduBlogger http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.hk/2011/03/facebook-friending-101-for-schools.html * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  54. 54. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  55. 55. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  56. 56. http://www.dejal.com/timeout/ * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  57. 57. http://www.getconcentrating.com/ * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  58. 58. http://selfcontrolapp.com/ * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  59. 59. http://craigotis.com/blog/iprocrastinate/ * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  60. 60. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  61. 61. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  62. 62. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  63. 63. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  64. 64. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  65. 65. http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/snapchat_guide.pdf * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  66. 66. * Tuesday, 18 February, 14
  67. 67. Parenting the App Generation Fostering Respect, Responsibility & Resilience * Tuesday, 18 February, 14

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