Social Media Presentation: Parent Topic Night II


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Social Media Presentation: Parent Topic Night II

  1. 1. Parent Tech Night II: Social Media Should We Panic About Kids Social Media Habits?
  2. 2. How do you use social media? Consider the following questions: 1. How often do you use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn? (Daily, Weekly, Less Often, Not at all) 2. How many friends/followers? Who is in your network? (Friends, Family, Extended Family, Celebrities, Others that you don’t know) 3. How private? (Private, Partially, Public) 4. How many do the following? (post/profile real full name, post picture, email, city)
  3. 3. How often do adults connect online nationally?
  4. 4. Where do our students connect online? MARSHALL STUDENTS
  5. 5. How often do our students connect online? 37% 50% 24% 42%
  6. 6. How do students connect online nationally?
  7. 7. 33% of our students use social media 50% of the time they are online. MARSHALL STUDENTS
  8. 8. Who is in our students’ network?
  9. 9. MARSHALL STUDENTS 64% of our students have over 150 friends/followers.
  10. 10. National trend shows that super-users generally have multiple social media accounts.
  11. 11. 89% of our Students Consider a Stranger to be Someone They Have Never Met
  12. 12. 21% Have Felt Uncomfortable Online
  13. 13. 66% Believe Online Reputation Management is Important/Very Important
  14. 14. 67% of Students Have Checked Privacy Settings Since Creating Account MARSHALL STUDENTS
  15. 15. 44% Keep Their Account Private MARSHALL STUDENTS
  16. 16. How do they manage their accounts? MARSHALL STUDENTS
  17. 17. Student perspective
  18. 18. Case Studies The following four slides provide details on real social media incidents we have dealt with here at Marshall. As you read the case studies, consider, what would you do in these situations? Is your family ready for something like this to happen? Have you put in the time and relationship building to be able to move through something like what has happened with your son or daughter?
  19. 19. Case Study 1 Your daughter alerts you that she and a friend have let a stranger into a “conversation” on the social media site Kik (or any social media network for that matter). In the beginning, the “conversation” seems innocent enough but the stranger is now threatening them because they won’t send more provocative pictures of themselves. A few questions to consider: Have you had previous conversations with your daughter about privacy settings and/or online “stranger danger”? When does safety becomes a concern? Have you opened the door for your daughter to come to you for help? Do you notify the police?
  20. 20. Case Study 2 You hear from another parent that a player on your son’s team is the target of mean spirited tweets on Twitter. Some of the tweets are plain mean and others can be interpreted as threatening. Do you talk with your son about it? Do you encourage your son to speak with the coach? Do you tell the coach? Do you tell the other family?
  21. 21. Case Study 3 You find out that your son/daughter has contributed posts to a Facebook page that posts mean-spirited, vulgar messages about other students and teachers. What do you do?
  22. 22. Case Study 4 You find out about illicit behavior that was videotaped and put on Vine about your child. What do you?
  23. 23. Potential Social Media Conversation Starters ● Could you show me your online profile(s)? ● Do you use your real name or age when communicating with others online? What might be the dangers of letting people know where you go to school? ● What kinds of things do your post on your page? ● How do you decide who to add as a friend? ● Would you feel comfortable if I checked your profile?
  24. 24. Tips for talking to teens about Social Media Adapted from Be a model. Remember that your teens can see how you use social media, too. Model good behavior for your teens, and keep your own digital footprint clean. Review Privacy Policies and Information. Several FAQs, from General Safety to Safety for Teens, provide detailed information on how to use the social media app safely. Talk to your teens about controlling their information. Encourage them to be selective about what they share by customizing the recipients of their posts. Activities on social media apps, including the applications teens use and games they play, can be viewed by others. Use strict privacy settings. Review all of the options on your privacy settings page. Social Media Apps’ default settings tend to keep information public until a user makes it private
  25. 25. Pre-approve tags. Choose the settings that allow you to see everything you've been tagged in (including photos) before the tag links to your page. Use notification settings. You can tell social media apps that you want to be notified of any activity performed on your name, including photo tags. Don't post your location. Some social media apps let users post their location on every post. Teens shouldn't do this for safety and privacy reasons. Teens can also "tag" their friends' location but you can prevent anyone from tagging your location in the How Tags Work section. Set rules about what's appropriate to post. No sexy photos, no drinking photos, no photos of them doing something that could hurt them in the future. Teens also need to be thoughtful about their status updates, wall posts, and comments on friends' posts. Remind them that once they post something, it's out of their hands. If in doubt, take it out. Use the "Remove Post" button to take down risky posts.
  26. 26. Encourage teens to self-reflect before they self-reveal. Teens are very much in the moment and are likely to post something they didn't really mean. Work with them on curbing that impulse. Teach them to ask themselves why they're posting something, who will be able to read it, and whether it could be misunderstood or used against them later. Watch out for ads. There are tons of ads on most social media apps, and most major companies have profile pages. Marketers actively use social media to target advertising to your teen. Create your own page. The best way to learn the ins and outs of a social media app is to create your own page. A great way to start talking to your teens about their social media experience is to ask them to help you create your own page.
  27. 27. "Friend" younger teens. Talk to your high school-aged teens about whether they're comfortable letting you "friend" them. If your kids are in middle school, it may be a sound policy to know what they're posting, since teens that age don't necessarily understand that they're creating a digital footprint. Keep in mind that kids can block you from seeing things, so check in with them, too. Many parents say Facebook is the only way they know what's going on in their teens' life, so tread cautiously. Choose your battles. You'll see the good, the bad, and the truly unfathomable. Don't ask them about every transgression, but be ready to converse with them about their posts, comments, and social media habits. Report inappropriate or criminal behavior to the appropriate authority. Most sites have a reporting mechanism for non-criminal behavior. Criminal behavior should be reported through law-enforcement agencies and the CyberTipline® at www.cybertipline. com.