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Myspace, Blogs and Chat:  A Parent’s Guide Presented by Angela Semifero, East Lansing Public Library
Keeping Up is Hard to Do <ul><li>Kids go on the Internet without us. </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet is increasingly portab...
Definitions <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Site </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Forum or Discus...
Pros and Cons of Online Communities <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting w...
Livejournal <ul><li>Usually used as an online diary, but some have specific topic focuses. </li></ul><ul><li>Book Review  ...
Myspace <ul><li>Includes </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Even...
Good and Bad Examples <ul><li>Good Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Austen </li></ul><ul><li>John Green, Author </li></ul><...
Facebook <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>College and High School Students </li></ul><ul><li>The Wall </li></ul><ul><li>N...
Flickr <ul><li>A site for uploading photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>MSU Symphony Orchestra </li></ul>...
Youtube <ul><li>A site which allows the uploading of videos. Some videos are removed for copyright infringement. </li></ul...
Forums and Discussion Boards <ul><li>Gaming Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Television Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Book Discuss...
Safety Tips <ul><li>Make sure personal information is not given in a profile or screen name. </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords a...
Internet Security <ul><li>Use anti-virus software </li></ul><ul><li>Be wary of e-mail attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Be war...
<ul><li>Questions and Discussion </li></ul>
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MySpace, Blogs, and Chat: A Parent's Guide

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Presentation given by Angela Semifero, Deputy Director of the Marshall District Library in Marshall, Michigan, at various libraries in Michigan, including Jackson District, and East Lansing Public.

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MySpace, Blogs, and Chat: A Parent's Guide

  1. 1. Myspace, Blogs and Chat: A Parent’s Guide Presented by Angela Semifero, East Lansing Public Library
  2. 2. Keeping Up is Hard to Do <ul><li>Kids go on the Internet without us. </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet is increasingly portable. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids know more than we do. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can post anything. </li></ul><ul><li>It is difficult to balance the need for self-expression and privacy with the need for safety and security. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definitions <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Site </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Forum or Discussion Board </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pros and Cons of Online Communities <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with people who share your interests </li></ul><ul><li>Learning new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Socializing </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of in-person interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with people you may not want to connect with </li></ul><ul><li>Content may not be appropriate </li></ul>
  5. 5. Livejournal <ul><li>Usually used as an online diary, but some have specific topic focuses. </li></ul><ul><li>Book Review Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Web diary </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-Anorexia Blog </li></ul>
  6. 6. Myspace <ul><li>Includes </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Bulletins </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul>
  7. 7. Good and Bad Examples <ul><li>Good Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Austen </li></ul><ul><li>John Green, Author </li></ul><ul><li>Sting </li></ul><ul><li>Graduating Class </li></ul><ul><li>Evolutionary Psychology Group </li></ul><ul><li>Contra Dancing Group </li></ul><ul><li>Private Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Bad Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Too much information </li></ul><ul><li>Too much info with pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal Activity </li></ul><ul><li>I Hate Mr. Harris Group </li></ul>
  8. 8. Facebook <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>College and High School Students </li></ul><ul><li>The Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Newsfeeds </li></ul><ul><li>Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Normal Profile (relatively) </li></ul><ul><li>Address </li></ul><ul><li>Phone number and address </li></ul>
  9. 9. Flickr <ul><li>A site for uploading photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>MSU Symphony Orchestra </li></ul><ul><li>Wedding Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Aviation Group </li></ul>
  10. 10. Youtube <ul><li>A site which allows the uploading of videos. Some videos are removed for copyright infringement. </li></ul><ul><li>Science Project for Homeschoolers </li></ul><ul><li>World War II </li></ul><ul><li>Tony Awards Clip of Wicked </li></ul><ul><li>Video Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Popular from Wicked – Home Video </li></ul>
  11. 11. Forums and Discussion Boards <ul><li>Gaming Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Television Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Book Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>General Social Groups, wedding discussions, health, etc. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Safety Tips <ul><li>Make sure personal information is not given in a profile or screen name. </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords are not to be shared. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss privacy settings on your child’s accounts. </li></ul><ul><li>Remind you child that once something is posted, it can’t be taken back. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Internet Security <ul><li>Use anti-virus software </li></ul><ul><li>Be wary of e-mail attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Be wary of “phishing” </li></ul><ul><li>Update your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Back up your data </li></ul><ul><li>Consider installing a firewall </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Questions and Discussion </li></ul>

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