Parent of 2 kids, educator for 13 years – HS and elem school. Technology in HS – word processing and video games – only social with the people in front of us.. Social media is now part of what we do.Be careful of generational stereotypes
Avoid the “kids these days” – if many of us were faced with the same options, we would make many of the same choices.
Key message – BE INVOLVED. Be careful dropping your child off at a place you have never been and have no idea who is going to be there.IF we don’t teach and model, who will?Peer orientation and peer guidance – Gordon Neufeld “Hold On To Your Kids”
Digital CitizenshipAddiction and self regulation STRESSPeer harassment, peer agression, (cyber)bullyingToo fast to keep upFootprints – “The internet does not forget” – Alec CourosScreen time
Do we know where? How? What? We don’t need to use surveillance but we need to be in the conversation.
How do we keep up? Little bits at a time. Check in
I remember being this guy.
How does technology ENHANCE our lives and our kids’ lives?Take a few mins to discuss.
Technology can change lives. Just a tool?
Social media can change lives.
Schools, homes sometimes create an all or none environment.
If we are going to teach responsibility… we need to release some control and give responsibility
Discuss at the tables… 7 mins
Photo from earlier This year at Kent. At home, I have replaced our toilets and updated our fluorescent lighting system using YouTube. Doesn’t have to be YouTube but there are many tools that help us to connect, learn and grow with others.
Are we modeling and teaching balance? When do we use “accidental parenting” (it works!... Short term)
Screen time, balance, when it is ok to be online, what is too much. Is it enhancing or taking away from our lives? Be in the moment when the moments are happening. Try not to always see the world through a lens or a screen.GAMING addictions, connected addictions.
What you post can and will be shared… what would happen if someone googled you? We need to be aware of what we share (comments, likes, posts). Think before we click.
The internet doesn’t forget.
A new stress: The strive and competition for likesPopularity, followersWHO are our kids’ friends? Have the ever met them? How much do they trust them?
Only post what your mother, father, grandmother, teacher, coach, boss would be ok with seeing.
Can we really be private when we post online? We lose control as soon as we post. Others share, capture and share.We can work to make things less public… but not private. Passwords: NEVER Share.
Bullying – hurtful abuse of power over time. Sticks and stones? Yeah right. Kids cannot escape.
Cannot escape, less empathy, anonymous and cowardly. Nonstop.
If someone is disrespectful Screenshot can help… but it can also hurt. Private messages posted online. Make sure you and your child know how to do this
Discuss – 7 minutes
How can we use technology and social media to make a positive difference.
Don’t engageBlockTake a screenshotGet support from an adult
How do we fight cyber bullying… with care. What does that look like? WestHighBros
Grassroots movement started by 4 people about concerns for protecting resources and agreed upon treaties. Made huge by young adults through social media.People are listening.
New Canadian resource for parents, educators, youth.
Ask questions – work together. This is not easy. Navigate this world with each other’s support.
Navigating the World of Technology WITH Our Youth
Navigating the World ofTechnology WITH Our YouthA presentation and forum for parent, educatorsand community members.Monday, January 14Kent Elementary SchoolPresenter and Facilitator:Chris Wejr cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by "PictureYouth": http://flickr.com/photos/45688888@N08/7335983906/
Learning Intentions• Discuss the challenges that educators and parents face in working with youth and tech• Highlight the benefits of tech & social media• Discuss the concerns of tech & social media• Discuss and reflect on digital footprints• Share ways to make online presence less public• Discuss ways to model and teach digital citizenship
Possible Agenda1. Introductions and reflect on key questions.2. Presentation and table discussions.3. Further questions/discussions (forum).
What are3 key questions/topics you would like to discuss this evening?
Challenges of growing up in today‟s worldcc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by 1936matt: http://flickr.com/photos/39matt/6279353738/
Navigating theWorld of TechWITH Our Youth cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by gever tulley: http://flickr.com/photos/gevertulley/4712039498/
Parents: The Challenges We Facecc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Wayan Vota: http://flickr.com/photos/dcmetroblogger/6952540205/
Understanding where our kids arecc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Riley Alexandra: http://flickr.com/photos/rileyalexandra/5443335292/
Digital Literacy Keeping up with the tools cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by The Knowles Gallery: http://flickr.com/photos/theknowlesgallery/4898194029/
Communicating with our kids http://youtu.be/_veIGGP1Uh4
Technology Should ENHANCE Our Life (rather than distract us from it) Comic from Michael Leunig: http://www.leunig.com.au/
Don’t be a bystander.Don’t engage. Block. Take a screenshot. Get help. Speak Up! Image: http://flic.kr/p/9rAjnQ
(Cyber)care cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by petit hiboux: http://flickr.com/photos/petithiboux/207549768/
WestHighBros: Making a POSITIVE difference http://youtu.be/2InkWRc1zww
cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Robert Snache - Spirithands.net:http://flickr.com/photos/rbs/8335083481/
Martha Payne – changing the world of cafeteria food through social media http://twitpic.com/bebmpa
Social Media: Giving Voice http://youtu.be/jkU-j6wowvQ
Ideas for Parents and Educators1. BE INVOLVED – navigate WITH our kids… do this early2. Model positive and appropriate balance and use of technology and social media – Think before we click – Be aware what we share3. Ask questions, communicate