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Navigating the World of Technology WITH Our Youth

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Presentation given to parents at Kent Elementary as parent of a parent forum. Topics included social media, balance (self-regulation), digital citizenship, privacy, digital footprint, parent support.

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Navigating the World of Technology WITH Our Youth

  1. 1. 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/
  2. 2. About me
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Possible Agenda1. Introductions and reflect on key questions.2. Presentation and table discussions.3. Further questions/discussions (forum).
  5. 5. What are3 key questions/topics you would like to discuss this evening?
  6. 6. Challenges of growing up in today‟s worldcc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by 1936matt: http://flickr.com/photos/39matt/6279353738/
  7. 7. Navigating theWorld of TechWITH Our Youth cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by gever tulley: http://flickr.com/photos/gevertulley/4712039498/
  8. 8. Parents: The Challenges We Facecc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Wayan Vota: http://flickr.com/photos/dcmetroblogger/6952540205/
  9. 9. Understanding where our kids arecc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Riley Alexandra: http://flickr.com/photos/rileyalexandra/5443335292/
  10. 10. Digital Literacy Keeping up with the tools cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by The Knowles Gallery: http://flickr.com/photos/theknowlesgallery/4898194029/
  11. 11. Communicating with our kids  http://youtu.be/_veIGGP1Uh4
  12. 12. Technology Should ENHANCE Our Life (rather than distract us from it) Comic from Michael Leunig: http://www.leunig.com.au/
  13. 13. Changing perceptions: Carly’s Voice http://youtu.be/N1WVzG8HHlc
  14. 14. BAN? cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Topdog1: http://flickr.com/photos/machefsky/4463082523/
  15. 15. OR…model & teach? cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by GSCSNJ: http://flickr.com/photos/gscsnj/7882614208/
  16. 16. Thoughts?
  17. 17. New Ways to Learn http://youtu.be/JuFsDN8dsJU
  18. 18. Who taught you how to sketch this? “YouTube”
  19. 19. Balance – When, Who, Where http://youtu.be/mg11glsBW4Y
  20. 20. Self-Regulation and Technology
  21. 21. What kind of footprints are we leaving? What are we posting?Image: http://flic.kr/p/7uNd7J
  22. 22. What are we modeling to our youth online?What are we sharing online?How are we acting online?
  23. 23. The need for “likes” and “friends” cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Sean MacEntee: http://flickr.com/photos/smemon/5684115572/
  24. 24. What are our kids sharing online? CC image from the Hobby Blogger http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehobbyblogger/7175273344/
  25. 25. PRIVACY? Image: http://flic.kr/p/9Dzcno
  26. 26. Profiles and Information
  27. 27. SafeBookhttp://www.fuzion.ie/index.cfm/page/cyberbull ying
  28. 28. Privacy Settings(making the page ‘less public’)
  29. 29. (Cyber)bullyingcc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by alsokaizen: http://flickr.com/photos/alsokaizen/3549774585/
  30. 30. EmbarrassmentHarassment STRESS Loneliness Image: http://flic.kr/p/5987cw
  31. 31. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by William Hook: http://flickr.com/photos/williamhook/4742869256/The power of the „screenshot‟
  32. 32. cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Dan Callahan: http://flickr.com/photos/speaker4td/6967240653/
  33. 33. Make a difference
  34. 34. Don’t be a bystander.Don’t engage. Block. Take a screenshot. Get help. Speak Up! Image: http://flic.kr/p/9rAjnQ
  35. 35. (Cyber)care cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by petit hiboux: http://flickr.com/photos/petithiboux/207549768/
  36. 36. WestHighBros: Making a POSITIVE difference http://youtu.be/2InkWRc1zww
  37. 37. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Robert Snache - Spirithands.net:http://flickr.com/photos/rbs/8335083481/
  38. 38. Martha Payne – changing the world of cafeteria food through social media http://twitpic.com/bebmpa
  39. 39. Social Media: Giving Voice http://youtu.be/jkU-j6wowvQ
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. www.youthprivacy.ca
  42. 42. Acknowledgments (click name for resources): George Couros Alec Couros Dave Sands David Truss Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
  43. 43. Connect With Me www.chriswejr.com About.me/ChrisWejr @chriswejr Facebook.com/chriswejr chriswejr@gmail.com

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