Parents and the InternetWhat you can do to know how to assist your children.
Who Am I?- Business Owner and Consultant (xlerate.ca)- Internet Hound (Facebook, Twitter, Google…)- Most important, a Parent!
What Not to ExpectFear of the Internet, or media sensationalism.Discussions around banning social media.Great discussions into “Internet Security”
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.
A quick overview of how things have changedThe Internet – A Quick 101
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
How Has The Internet Age Changed Us? http://youtu.be/APE8M9MeOWA
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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