Teen Cybersafety & Database Resources


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Teen Cybersafety presentation; includes LOJ databases

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Teen Cybersafety & Database Resources

  1. 1. MIRANDA DOYLE DISTRICT LIBRARIAN Teen CyberSafety & Technology Resources
  2. 2. Beginning Activity <ul><li>Start in the middle of the room. As I read each statement, come forward if you agree, move back if you don’t, or stay in the middle if you are neutral. </li></ul><ul><li>1. I love learning to use a new electronic device or computer program </li></ul><ul><li>2. Technology makes my life better </li></ul><ul><li>3. I talk with my student regularly about online safety </li></ul>
  3. 3. Beginning Activity <ul><li>Start in the middle of the room. As I read each statement, come forward if you agree, move back if you don’t, or stay in the middle if you are neutral. </li></ul><ul><li>4. I mostly know what my student is doing online – what social networking sites they use, for example </li></ul><ul><li>5. I am able to help my student find reliable information online for school assignments </li></ul><ul><li>6. I know what information resources are available through the school district for free </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Worries You? <ul><li>With a partner, take about 3 minutes to put this list in order. The issue that worries you the MOST goes first, the LEAST last. </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying (peer harassment online or using cell phones) </li></ul><ul><li>Sexting (sending explicit messages or pictures) </li></ul><ul><li>Physical safety (abduction/meeting strangers in person) </li></ul><ul><li>Online harassment/solicitation by strangers </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing violent, sexual, or otherwise inappropriate materials </li></ul><ul><li>Identity theft/stolen financial information </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation/online profiles (negative information about student ) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer viruses </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Statistics: Technology Use <ul><li>93% of teens (12-17) go online. </li></ul><ul><li>75% of teens (12-17) have cell phones. </li></ul><ul><li>On average, texting teens (12-17) send and receive 1500 text messages a month. </li></ul><ul><li>73% of teens (12-17) have profiles on social networking sites. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Statistics <ul><li>32% of online teens have experienced one of the following forms of online harassment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15% of teens reported having private material (IM, txt, email) forwarded without permission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13% had received threatening messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13% said someone had spread a rumor about them online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6% had someone post an embarrassing picture of them online without permission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>26% of teens have been harassed via their cell phones either by voice or text </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2007 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Statistics <ul><li>4% of cell-owning teens (12-17) say that they have sent sexually suggestive nude/semi-nude messages. 15% have received them from someone they know. </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 25 youths received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried to make offline contact. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2007 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Solutions? <ul><li>Talk with a partner for about 3 minutes: </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible for teaching about cybersafety? Schools, parents, both? </li></ul><ul><li>What would work best for your student? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to know to help your child stay safe online? </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas with the group! </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Probably Won’t Work. . . . <ul><li>Overreacting/teaching students to fear the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting off all online access </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on Internet filters to keep students safe </li></ul>
  10. 10. What Will Work <ul><li>Teach appropriate use throughout curriculum and at home </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage student to report harassment/bullying/other problems to parents and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Address bullying in general – 67% of teens think bullying happens more often offline </li></ul><ul><li>Have frequent conversations – about news reports, incidents at school, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>What else? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Remind Students. . . <ul><li>If anyone online makes you feel uncomfortable, tell an adult immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Anything you send or post can be reposted publicly, and you may not be able to remove it – could even impact college & future employment </li></ul><ul><li>Never share passwords, even with close friends </li></ul><ul><li>Never give out or post your full name, address, school, financial data, or any other sensitive personal information </li></ul>
  12. 12. Great Online Resources – Free! <ul><li>Shifting gears. . . </li></ul>Image Attibution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  13. 13. Don’t Believe Everything You Read
  14. 14. Activity: What Sources Do You Trust? <ul><li>Take about 2 minutes to discuss with a partner: </li></ul><ul><li>What websites do you consider reliable? </li></ul><ul><li>What websites do you think might be unreliable? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you help your student tell the difference? </li></ul><ul><li>Share your thoughts! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Activity: Evaluating Information <ul><li>What do you think of these sites? </li></ul><ul><li>Thumbs up, down or sideways: </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia CNN </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Answers Gale PowerSearch </li></ul><ul><li>The New York Times Printed book </li></ul><ul><li>The World Book Encyclopedia Personal website </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tell students: <ul><li>Don’t believe everything you read. Use critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Compare many sources </li></ul><ul><li>Always cite your sources (Easybib.com, Citation Machine, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Google” is how, not where, you found it </li></ul>Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/
  17. 17. District Databases – Junior High Access to newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, test prep, Spanish language, Opposing Viewpoints and more School pays for access – databases have information you can’t get free on the web They are edited/fact checked, so often more reliable than websites Usually include formatted citation, so you can add it to your Works Cited list
  18. 18. District Databases – Junior High <ul><li>Culturegrams </li></ul><ul><li>World Book </li></ul><ul><li>Grolier </li></ul><ul><li>SIRS Researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Novelist </li></ul><ul><li>Gale PowerSearch (includes test prep, Opposing Viewpoints, Spanish, Health & Wellness, and much more) </li></ul><ul><li>Home access – School website, the Library Home Page, then enter login/password </li></ul><ul><li>Take a bookmark today or ask the Library Technology Assistant for passwords </li></ul>
  19. 19. Public Library Databases
  20. 20. Also From the Public Library. . .
  21. 21. Questions? What are your questions, suggestions, and concerns?
  22. 22. Thank you! Image attribution: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/2/2086641_23234fb0f8.jpg