Social Media & Your Child -- What Every Parent Should Know

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General concerns & dangers that every parents should be aware of when your child uses social media sites. Tips for how to mitigate potential dangers and problems, and online resources for more information.

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Social Media & Your Child -- What Every Parent Should Know

  1. 1. Social Media & Your Child What every parent should know Sarah Worsham Sazbean Consulting Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  2. 2. a little about me... Web Strategist, Geek, Entrepreneur, Mother, Wife, Webgrrl, Computer Engineer and MBA2 (in no particular order)what that means... I help companies and organizations use the Internet effectively to reach their business goals Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  3. 3. What is social media?Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  4. 4. 85% of parents with teenage children ages 13-17 report their child has a social networking profile (American Osteopathic Assocation, 2011)photo by SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget @ Flickr CC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hygienematters/4271122501/ Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  5. 5. 38% of Facebook users in last year were under the age of 13, more than 25% was under 10 (Consumer Reports, June 2011)photo by birgerking @ Flickr CC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/birgerking/5600215736/ Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  6. 6. 66% of 8-18 year olds own their own cellphones; 76% have an ipod or other mp3 player (Kaiser Family Foundation Study, Jan 2010) photo by eyeliam @ Flickr CC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyeliam/2255480642/in/photostream/ Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  7. 7. 88% text, 83% take pictures, 64% exchange pictures 32% exchange video, 31% IM, 23% social media (Pew Internet Guide to Teens, June 2010)photo by PictureYouth @ Flickr CC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/45688888@N08/5915484733/ Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  8. 8. 69% of social media- using teens think that peers are mostly kind to each other, but 88% have seen someone be mean or cruel to another person on a social networking site (Pew Research Center, 2011)photo by Sander van Dijk @ Flickr CC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sander88/4960233995/ Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  9. 9. 33% of all Internet-initiated sex crimes involved social networking sites In half of those involving a social networking site, the site was used to initiate the relationship (Journal of Adolescent Health, 2010)photo by Alan Cleaver @ Flickr CC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/4121423119/ Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  10. 10. General Concerns... • Exposure to inappropriate material • Excessive or addictive behavior • Cyberbullying • Public Profiles, Permanent Record • Private content can be made public • Predators Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  11. 11. Facebook -- concerns, tipsaware of what Be your child is sharing & with whom -- And what’s publicly availableSarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  12. 12. Be Aware of What Info isBeing Shared --And Who Can See What Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  13. 13. Facebook -- concerns, tips With every post, can control who sees it -- defaults to what was used lastSarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  14. 14. Understand the privacy settings & what they meanSarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  15. 15. Control how people find & connect to your child -- and who can post & send messagesSarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  16. 16. Control how others can tag you in photos, posts & videos (and whether FB suggests you)Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  17. 17. Control which apps are connected to your profile and what info they have -- remove apps you don’t recognize. Instant personalization & public search will make some info available publicly.Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  18. 18. Block people, apps, & invites.Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  19. 19. Download a copy of all your child’s Facebook data (includes chats & messages) Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  20. 20. Safety Tips...• Talk to your child about issues, set rules• Friend your child, Get their password• Check to see what’s visible publicly• Check their privacy settings, messages, likes, friends• Know who they’re talking to, and who those people are• Make sure they don’t post anything they’d be embarrassed about later• Be aware of how much time they’re spending online• http://www.facebook.com/safety Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  21. 21. Concerns...• Exposure to inappropriate content• Information/Videos of your child may publicly available• Sharing of info/videos (publicly or with unintended people)• Inappropriate behavior• Watching of videos at inappropriate times Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  22. 22. Safety Tips...• Talk to your child about the issues, setup rules• Setup an account with Safety Mode (always have the password)• Understand privacy & sharing settings• Look to see what other social media accounts they’ve connected• Look at History of what’s been viewed• Goto YouTube’s Safety Center for more info (click Safety link at bottom of site) Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  23. 23. Mobile Dangers... • Easy access to inappropriate content • Cyberbullying & harassment • Contact by predators • Picture & video uploads & sharing • Direct access to social media sites • Texting while driving • Sexting • Difficulty in monitoring content & communications • Phone & text scams Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  24. 24. Mobile Safety Tips... • Talk to your child, setup rules • Communication only with parent-approved contacts • Don’t let someone else use their phone • Don’t reply to texts from unknown people • Don’t share private information (or give out number) • Find out what controls & monitoring you have via phone provider • Limited data & text plans • Control what they can do from device (download & buy apps, etc.) Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  25. 25. In Summary... • Talk to your child, setup rules • Be aware of what sites they’re using & who they’re talking to • Understand privacy & child protection settings and what is shared publicly on any site • Be as anonymous as possible (share as little as possible) • Think before posting anything • Avoid in-person meetings • Check-in on your child regularly • Look for security & child-safety software Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  26. 26. Further Resources...Online: • Internet Safety 101 - internetsafety101.org • By National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: • For Parents: Netsmartz.org • For Kids: Netsmartzkids.org • For Teens: NSTeens.org • From the FBI: • http://www.fbi.gov/fun-games/kids/kids-safety • SafeKids.com • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/safety Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  27. 27. Any Questions? photo by jamuraa @ Flickr CC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamuraa/813966437/ Sarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC
  28. 28. Connect with me... SazbeanConsulting.com Blog: Sazbean.com Twitter.com/sazbean Facebook: www.facebook.com/sazbean LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sazbean saz@sazbean.comSarah Worsham, Sazbean Consulting DBA Dynalink, LLC

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