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Social Networks

  1. 1. Social Networks
  2. 2. A few realities...• There are tremendous benefits as well as risks to online communication• Just about all of us will engage in social networks -- and when we test the water, we tend to ‘dive in’• For teens, social networking is already the dominant form of communication -- well beyond face-to-face or via phone (and is headed that way for younger kids as well)
  3. 3. Life Benefits (www.parentfurther.com & www.kstatecollegian.com)• Kids gain social connections• Developing personal connections to current events• Kids find support in online communities• Exposure to diverse ideas and opinions• Usage tends to augment–not replace–real-world relationships• Simplifies keeping in touch with family and friends far away• Potential to make positive impacts on the world
  4. 4. Benefits in School (www.parentfurther.com)• Social communication is increasingly becoming part of school life• Students can explore topics further by using social reach• Teachers can enable discussions online, and commuicate with classes far away
  5. 5. Example:#kony2012 • Kony 2012
  6. 6. Social Networking Tips (www.commonsensemedia.org)
  7. 7. Social Networking Tips• REPUTATION: Understand that what you share online, stays online• RESPECT: Online activity should reflect the values and behaviors we practice in- person• PRIVACY: Be extremely careful and conscious about providing location, name, and age info
  8. 8. Questions and Discussion
  9. 9. Sources• http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents/social- networking-tips• http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents/social- networking-and-virtual-worlds• http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents/photos- gone-wild-how-combat-unwanted-photos-facebook• http://www.kstatecollegian.com/edge/10-reasons-social- networking-benefits-students-1.2480338#• http://www.parentfurther.com/technology-media/social- networking/benefits

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