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Facebook for Parents     Mike Murtha
About me• 20+ years in Information Technology,  currently at Hewlett-Packard (HP)• Web developer – Wall Street Journal  (w...
Baseline• Age range of kids?• ‘Regular’ phone in the house, or cell only?• PC in the kids’ room? Wireless laptop?• Kids ha...
Facebook• Name came from the actual books handed  out at college with pictures of incoming  freshmen; site started out as ...
Terminology• Profile  – Info about you, that you enter into Facebook• Wall  – Location where you post information to share...
Facebook Home Page
Your Facebook Profile
Preview Your & Your    Kid’s Profile
Your Facebook Wall
Privacy Settings –for you and your kids
Privacy Settings
Application Settings –Check this on your both your and       your kid’s profile!
Adding/Managing Posts
Friends/Lists
Make a Post available to a       Friend List
General cautions• Ensure settings are set to Private -  nevertheless, personal information is  available to anyone you are...
General Cautions (cont’d)• “Friends of Friends” – multiply your child’s  number of friends by itself – that’s how  many pe...
Tips for talking with your kids about    Facebook (source: Common Sense Media)•   Encourage kids to be selective about wha...
Things You Should Never Reveal on    Facebook (source: Yahoo Finance)•   Your full birthdate and place•   Vacation Plans• ...
Looking under the hood –           Beyond Facebook•   Web History – Ctrl-H•   Internet Explorer – Tools/Internet Options• ...
Follow-up requests:• “Like” my “Facebook Dad” Facebook page, and  “Share” any postings that interest you• Post a link to w...
Thank you!• My facebook: www.facebook.com/mike.murtha• My twitter: www.twitter.com/murthamike            www.twitter.com/f...
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Facebook for Parents

  1. 1. Facebook for Parents Mike Murtha
  2. 2. About me• 20+ years in Information Technology, currently at Hewlett-Packard (HP)• Web developer – Wall Street Journal (wsj.com)• Now a Project Manager of web development teams• Son in high school, daughter in college
  3. 3. Baseline• Age range of kids?• ‘Regular’ phone in the house, or cell only?• PC in the kids’ room? Wireless laptop?• Kids have account on Facebook? MySpace? Twitter? Other? Don’t know?• Parent accounts?
  4. 4. Facebook• Name came from the actual books handed out at college with pictures of incoming freshmen; site started out as a service for college students only – “Friend” your kids – Review your kids’ profile pages – Review who is “friends” with your kids – Select “Info” for your kids – Look for your kids in pictures, ‘tagged’ by others
  5. 5. Terminology• Profile – Info about you, that you enter into Facebook• Wall – Location where you post information to share with others (and if you allow it, others can post info there too)• News Feed – Information posted by your ‘Friends’
  6. 6. Facebook Home Page
  7. 7. Your Facebook Profile
  8. 8. Preview Your & Your Kid’s Profile
  9. 9. Your Facebook Wall
  10. 10. Privacy Settings –for you and your kids
  11. 11. Privacy Settings
  12. 12. Application Settings –Check this on your both your and your kid’s profile!
  13. 13. Adding/Managing Posts
  14. 14. Friends/Lists
  15. 15. Make a Post available to a Friend List
  16. 16. General cautions• Ensure settings are set to Private - nevertheless, personal information is available to anyone you are connected to• “going on vacation” posting could make your home vulnerable while you’re gone• College and professional recruiters absolutely look at online profiles to make hiring/acceptance decisions
  17. 17. General Cautions (cont’d)• “Friends of Friends” – multiply your child’s number of friends by itself – that’s how many people have access• Be careful of photos that could send the wrong message• NOTHING is ever permanently deleted on the web
  18. 18. Tips for talking with your kids about Facebook (source: Common Sense Media)• Encourage kids to be selective about what they share• Use strict privacy settings• Pre-approve tags• Use notification settings• Dont post your location• Set rules about whats appropriate to post• If in doubt, take it out• Watch out for ads• Create your own page• Choose your battles
  19. 19. Things You Should Never Reveal on Facebook (source: Yahoo Finance)• Your full birthdate and place• Vacation Plans• Home Address• Risky Behaviors• Password Clues• Confessionals
  20. 20. Looking under the hood – Beyond Facebook• Web History – Ctrl-H• Internet Explorer – Tools/Internet Options• Cookies – General/Browsing History• Anti-virus software• Email spam filters• “Google” your kids (and yourself!)
  21. 21. Follow-up requests:• “Like” my “Facebook Dad” Facebook page, and “Share” any postings that interest you• Post a link to www.facebookdad.com on your Facebook wall
  22. 22. Thank you!• My facebook: www.facebook.com/mike.murtha• My twitter: www.twitter.com/murthamike www.twitter.com/facebookdad• My blog: www.facebookdad.com• My email: mike.murtha@comcast.net

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