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The ABCs Of Facebook

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The ABCs Of Facebook

  1. 1. The ABCs of Facebook Parents United November 10,2009
  2. 2. 21 st Century Locker
  3. 3. Staying Connected
  4. 4. 2012 Mindset <ul><li>GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available </li></ul><ul><li>WWW has never stood for World Wide Wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>IBM has never made typewriters </li></ul><ul><li>Caller ID has always been available on phones </li></ul><ul><li>Beloit College Mindset List </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2012.php </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2010 College Freshmen <ul><li>“ These students will hardly recognize the availability of telephones in their rooms since they have seldom utilized landlines during their adolescence . They will continue to live on their cell phones and communicate via texting. Roommates , few of whom have ever shared a bedroom , have already checked out each other on Facebook where they have shared their most personal thoughts with the whole world. “ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Good vs. Evil?
  7. 7. Intruding?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Social networking sites are now a big part of a teen’s day: • 51% check the sites more than once a day • 22% check more than 10 times a day </li></ul>http://www.commonsensemedia.org/
  9. 9. Parents have a lot to learn about their children’s social networking behaviors: • Just 4% say their children check social networking sites more than 10 times a day (22% of teens do) • 23% of parents say their children check more than once a day (51% do) • 12% of teens with Facebook or MySpace pages admit their parents don’t even know about the account • Just 16% of parents think their child has shared information they would not normally share with the public (28% have)
  10. 10. The Other Perspective <ul><li>Don’t panic </li></ul><ul><li>Become informed </li></ul><ul><li>Provide guidance </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Good News % of teens who have done this online Teens N=760-763 Join an online community or a 'group' on Facebook or MySpace in support of a cause 54% Post creative writing or artwork that you've done 53% Post or share videos or music that you’ve created 50% Organize or invite people to an event using a social networking site like Facebook or MySpace 45% Volunteer for a campaign, non-profit organization, or charity 34% Participate in online study groups 26%
  12. 12. <ul><li>And parents and children agree, the internet is helping their academic performance: </li></ul><ul><li>75% of parents say the internet helps their child’s academic performance in school and just 5% say it hurts </li></ul><ul><li>Similarly, 67% of teens say the internet helps their academic performance in school, while only 11% say it hurts </li></ul>
  13. 13. What can Parents Do? <ul><li>Go online. Create your own account. </li></ul><ul><li>Set ground rules for appropriate use/expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy settings </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Rule </li></ul>
  14. 14. Friendly Advice <ul><li>Limit online time. </li></ul><ul><li>Educate your teens about Internet realities </li></ul><ul><li>Never share your password or ask for the password from a friend </li></ul><ul><li>Never pose as someone you are not </li></ul><ul><li>Request to be your child’s “friend” </li></ul><ul><li>Do not “friend” your children’s friends </li></ul><ul><li>Do not fill your child’s wall with comments </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your “battles” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Creating an Account http://www.facebook.com
  16. 16. Settings
  17. 17. Privacy
  18. 18. Privacy/Profile
  19. 19. Privacy/Search
  20. 20. Privacy/News Feed & Wall
  21. 21. Privacy/Applications
  22. 22. Friends
  23. 23. Thank you! Happy Facebooking!

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