Presentation: Parents and the Internet


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a presentation I gave at my children's school on how the Internet is changing our children's lives and how you can learn to be able to help them use it.

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Presentation: Parents and the Internet

  1. 1. Parents and the InternetWhat you can do to know how to assist your children.
  2. 2. Who Am I?- Business Owner and Consultant ( Internet Hound (Facebook, Twitter, Google…)- Most important, a Parent!
  3. 3. What Not to ExpectFear of the Internet, or media sensationalism.Discussions around banning social media.Great discussions into “Internet Security”
  4. 4. Is The Internet A Bad Place?Not inherently.Bad things can and do happen.Inherently important to know the dangers ofanything, Internet included.To better protect and assist your children, YOU mustlearn and know what the Internet is, does and can do.
  5. 5. A quick overview of how things have changedThe Internet – A Quick 101
  6. 6. Differences between then and now When I Was A Kid Now I Have Kids Telephone for talking Email, chat, skype for talking Outside for playing Outside still exists Atari 2600 was video games Consoles, MPOG, Steam No Internet Everything News came by Paper News – web, social media. No mobile Everything is mobile Controlled environment Control is not as available
  7. 7. How Has The Internet Age Changed Us?
  8. 8. Stats on Internet Use • 48 Hours uploaded each minute • 100 Million mobile views per day • 3 BILLION hits per day to site • More video is uploaded in two months than the three major U.S. networks combined created in six decades.
  9. 9. Stats on Internet Use • 100 Million users+ • 250 Million tweets per day. • # (hashtag) becomes a society norm. • Instant access to news/entertainment/life as it happens from a 1st person perspective.
  10. 10. Stats on Internet Use • 800 Million+ Users • 400 Million+ Users active every day • 70 different languages • 75% of users are outside the US • If Facebook were a country, it would be the 3rd largest nation in the world!
  11. 11. Has It Changed Our World?
  12. 12. YouTube … not Television
  13. 13. People are now the News Media
  14. 14. And it’s making change…
  15. 15. But it’s just a personal thing, right?
  16. 16. Apps and SitesWhat’s my kid using these days?
  17. 17. So, what next?
  18. 18. Facebook
  19. 19. Look and Feel of FacebookHow to RegisterAreas to watch Privacy Feeds You can now block certain people from certain friends (like mom and dad…) Messaging Groups/Likes
  20. 20. Demo
  21. 21. Twitter
  22. 22. Look and Feel of TwitterHow to RegisterAreas to watch Followers Lists Direct Messages
  23. 23. Demo
  24. 24. MSN
  25. 25. Look and Feel of MSN (Application, Mobile, Browser)How to RegisterAreas to watch Friend List File Sharing / Web Cam Usage Message archiving Not as Big Brother, but to monitor for issues with cyber bullying, and ensuring you have proof of what is occurring.
  26. 26. Demo
  27. 27. Skype
  28. 28. Look and Feel of SkypeHow to RegisterAreas to watch Friend List Web Cam Usage Spam calls
  29. 29. Demo
  30. 30.
  31. 31. Look and Feel of Instagr.amHow to RegisterAreas to watch Friends Security (defaults to Public) Likes Photo Types and Styles One person’s art is another’s offence…
  32. 32. Demo
  33. 33. What the heck did I just see? Review
  34. 34. ReviewThe Internet isn’t going away – in fact, it is becominga fundamental part of our lives.Our children use these applications and social mediasites, right now!If you don’t teach your child how to use socialmedia, and the Internet, someone else will.Your first step in helping and assisting your childrenguide their way through this is to know theseyourself.
  35. 35. Reaching MeFacebook – – @nikpanterThe Old School –